The round or brilliant cut diamond is by far the most popular and sought-after diamond shape. Three out of every four diamonds selected for engagement rings are designed with a round cut diamond. For a diamond to look beautiful it needs to sparkle. This shape of stone returns the most light giving it the most sparkle. For over 100 years, diamond cutters have been refining their techniques to optimize the brilliance and sparkle in this type of stone. In addition to being timeless, the round cut diamond looks larger than other shaped stones!
The princess cut diamond is the second most popular diamond shape for engagement rings worldwide. The princess cut diamond is square shaped with pointed corners. The number of facets on this type of diamond is largely responsible for the spectacular sparkle of this shaped diamond. Princess shaped diamonds tend to be more affordable than round brilliant cut diamonds. The reason for this is that a diamond cutter will lose about 60% of the stone when producing a round diamond but only lose 20% when turning the rough diamond into a princess cut diamond, therefore, passing the savings to the consumer.
The asscher cut diamond is very similar to an emerald cut diamond, and often referred to as a "square emerald". It is made using a step cut process creating clarity and luster. Because nothing is "hidden" in this shape of stone, clarity is extremely important as imperfections are more visible. This shape of stone compliments vintage styles beautifully.
The emerald cut diamond is a very popular shape diamond. This shape of stone was named because this style of cut was historically only cut on emeralds. It is made using a step cut process with cut corners. Unlike other shapes of diamonds, emerald cuts are cut with rectangular facets creating exceptional clarity. Clarity in this type of stone is very important, as imperfections are more visible. Because of the rectangular facets, this shape of diamond lacks the sparkle of other shaped diamonds, instead it is cut for its clarity and luster.
The pear-shaped diamond is also called a teardrop. It features the brilliance of a round diamond, and originality in its shape. In recent years, its popularity has grown. Like round cut diamonds, light passes through giving the stone a spectacular sparkle. This shape of diamond is popular in engagement rings and many other types of jewelry. An important note about this type of stone is the importance of symmetry due to its shape.
The cushion cut diamond, also referred to a “pillow cut” has the beauty of a princess cut diamond with the rounded corners giving this type of stone a romantic look. The large facets in this shape of stone increases its brilliance and highlights the stone’s clarity. Clarity in type of stone is very important. The cushion cut is very versatile and timeless. It will be beautiful in a solitaire, halo or vintage style ring that will never go out of style.
The oval cut diamond is a variation of the most popular round shaped diamond, with a more unique elongated style. Like round cut diamonds, ovals return a significant amount of light, giving the stone beautiful sparkle. In addition to sparkle, oval shaped diamonds give the illusion of length, which elongate the finger when set in an engagement ring. Oval shaped diamonds are versatile, subtle and elegant.
The radiant cut diamond features trimmed corners, which is what this shape of stone is known for. The radiant cut combines round cutting and emerald cutting techniques creating a nontraditional, yet brilliant diamond. The advantage of the exceptional brilliance of this type of stone is that a well-cut radiant stone can have better color than a simpler cut diamond. Extra facets in this type of stone also enhance the clarity of this shape of stone. The beauty of this type of diamonds is that the length and width can vary to your own taste.
The marquise cut diamond features pointed ends with a curved body giving this shape of stone an elongated look and the largest surface area than any other diamond shape. The marquise cut diamond uses a similar cutting process to that of round cut diamonds, giving the diamond beautiful brilliance. The qualities most important when considering this shape of stone is the color and clarity.
The heart shaped diamond is the ultimate symbol of love. This shape of stone has a cleft at the top (between the two lobes) giving the diamond exceptional brilliance. Because of the two lobes, symmetry is especially important in this shape of stone, as they need to be identical. Heart shaped diamonds smaller than 0.50 carats may not be the best choice as the shape of this stone will be difficult to see.
Get the perfect diamond for the perfect moment. At Miro Jewelers our commitment to your happiness is our first priority. We hand pick each diamond from a countless selection to ensure the best fire, brilliance, scintillation and sparkle. Each stone is meticulously inspected and screened to assure quality and clarity. We provide you peace of mind by taking the guesswork out of choosing the perfect stone for your needs and ensuring your happiness.
Each of our diamonds is guaranteed to have fire, brilliance and scintillation. Fire is the spectacular colors you see with every movement of our diamonds.
Brilliance is the brightness that is created by a combination of all the white light reflections from the surface and inside of our striking collection of diamonds.
Scintillation is the flashes of light that emanate from our magnificent diamond gemstones.
At Miro Jewelers we care about the origin of our diamonds. We guarantee that 100% of our diamonds are conflict free. Our diamonds are scoured responsibly and come with a GIA certification and have gone through the Kimberley Process.
The Kimberley Process is process that verifies the origin of diamonds and ensures that they are free of conflict.
The Gemological Institute of America is a nonprofit institute dedicated to research and education in the field of gemology and the jewelry arts.
In 1953 the GIA developed its International Diamond Grading System and the Four Cs (cut, clarity, color, and carat weight) as a standard to compare and evaluate the quality of diamonds.
At Miro Jewelers, we provide a GIA Certification with every diamond we sell.
We offer lab-grown diamonds and a variety of alternative stones. Lab-grown diamonds are identical, in chemical composition and appearance, to natural diamonds; they differ from each other only in origin.
Lab-grown diamonds are not mined; therefore, they are environmentally responsible and a budget friendly option. Miro Jewelers also offers Moissanites, synthetic and color treated gemstones.