What Are The Different Cuts?

Vintagediamondring.com has a wonderful collection of antique cut diamonds that were used in the many different eras in history. Estate and vintage engagement rings that used modern fancy cut diamond shapes are still popular today. All of our estate jewelery, and estate engagement rings, are conflict free and ethical. Here is a list of all different diamond shapes, many with GIA certificate diamond reports.


Asscher Cut

antique engagement ring

square step cut gemstone with small table whose corners have been cut.



Vintage Baguette Wedding Bands


rectangular cut stone with squared corners.


Brilliant Cut


GIA Engagement Ring

the most common shape of diamonds which has 58 facets.


Cushion cut


3.06 Carat GIA K VS2 Cushion Cut Vintage Diamond Ring


also known as "pillow-cut" diamonds have rounded corners and larger facets to increase their brilliance.


Emerald Cut




step cut gemstone whose corners have been cut.


European cut

1.71 Carat GIA Art Deco Style Diamond Ring


very small table, a heavy crown, and great overall depth. This diamond cut was the fore-runner of the modern cut diamond.

Marquis Cut


Marquis Solitaire Diamond Engagement Ring

oval shape gemstone with ends sharpened to a point. The length-to-width ratio is very important and should be in the range of 1.7 to 2.0.

Old Miners Cut



shaped into a high crown with a small table, a round to somewhat rectangular girdle, a deep pavilion and a large faceted culet. They are the earliest form of the modern brilliant cut.


Oval Shape Cut


Classic 14 Kt White Gold GIA 2.48 Carat Oval Diamond Engagement Ring

elongated gem-stone with circular ends.


Princess Cut


Gia Engagement Ring


square cut, brilliant gemstone with faceting of a brilliant cut diamond with pointed corners.


Radiant Cut


Square or rectangular cut gem-stone with the faceting of brilliant diamond with cut corners.


Rough Diamonds


diamonds were formed billions of years ago when our planet earth was forming its continental plates. Diamonds have crystallized at depths estimated between 140– - 190 kilometers.

Pear Shape


GIA 1.11 Carat Solitaire Pear Shape Diamond Ring

rounded on one end with a tapering point on the other, like a teardrop.


Square Cut Shape


square cut gemstone with large table.