Diamonds are cut in many shapes, both modern and traditional. The shape of a diamond
refers to its basic form - oval, round or pear-shaped. Shape is often confused with
the cut, but cut refers to the diamond's ability to reflect light that creates its
fire and brilliance. A round diamond, for example, could be well cut or shallow
cut depending on its proportions.
Shape is simply a matter of personal preference. For a ring, you might choose a
marquise or oval shape because it makes your finger appear longer. Pear-shaped diamonds
look best on smaller fingers. Traditionally, stud earrings are in the classic round
or princess shape.
Like fashion, the shape of a diamond can express your individuality. Find your favourite
among the most popular and flattering shapes shown here.