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At JNS Diamonds, we apply high quality standards to all of our diamond shapes. Choose from your traditional round diamonds to a fancy-shaped diamond. Select the shape of the diamond below that's perfect for you.

    Diamond Shapes.

Round Brilliant : The round brilliant is the modern version of the round which has been refined for maximum shine. The round brilliant is the most traditional and popular of all diamond shapes. It has the best angles for which to shine maximum brilliance and fire. Rounds make up the vast majority of diamonds found in engagement rings, and are also popular as stud earrings and pendants.

Oval : The oval diamond, considered very classical and elegant, has the brilliance of a round diamond. Not as popular for solitaires, but very popular for three stone anniversary rings, with two matching diamonds on the sides.

Marquise : The marquise diamond is the diamond of choice for royalty. Like the emerald, the marquise is a traditional shape. This is probably the fourth most popular shape behind the round, princess and oval. Women who want to create an illusion of longer, narrower fingers often choose the marquise.

Radiant : The radiant cut combines the elegance of the emerald cut diamond with the brilliance of the round diamond. Popular before the princess shape was around, the radiant has more facets than a princess, but has the corners trimmed like the emerald shape.

Princess : The princess cut diamond is a square cut diamond with sharp edges with overall brilliance and fire - almost near round brilliant. The princess is the preferred square cut shape over radiant.

Emerald : A more traditional, sleek shape, the emerald is not as popular as it once was, but has an old world elegance to it. The emerald cut is rectangular with tapered corners - also known as a step cut diamond.

Pear : This teardrop shaped cut has a rounded end and a single point. Mostly used in pendants, earrings and solitaire engagement rings. The pear shape diamond, "Teardrop of the Gods", is an exquisite diamond with good proportions to refract light well.

Heart : The romantic heart shape diamond has the advantage of having a nearly round pavilion which accents its beautiful brilliance. Some people prefer a heart shape diamond for sentimental purposes - symbol of love and romance.

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