Proportions are everything. The better the proportions, the
better the diamond handles light to create more sparkle.
There are a number of shapes which diamonds traditionally
take, depending on the original nature of the rough, uncut
Oval, round, pear, emerald, heart and marquise (as seen on the right)
shapes are by far the most popular. It all comes down to what
Note: The shape of a diamond is not its make.
The make of Diamond is often referred to
as its cut, or as its proportion and common diamond
shapes are brilliant round, heart, oval, marquise,
pear, princess, and emerald.
In my opinion all jewellers and diamond retailers should give you percentages
or sizes that describe the depth and the table
(top facet) of a stone - some do, particularly if the
diamond is a brilliant round.
Occasionally however, jewellers
may ignore the "make" of a diamond when selling.
Of course some Diamond retailers simply say they have
only fine makes and leave it at that.
There are no international standards for "make",
as there are for color and clarity and there is no dispute in the fact
that the "make" of a stone affects the price.
Within the diamond trade, you will find many different opinions
when it comes to the "most desired" proportions or percentages.
Some jewellers sell very poor makes of diamonds everyday under
the guise of bargains.
Please Note: When buying, if you are comparing
two stones of the same grade and size but have no reference to compare
"makes", you are lessening your chances of an informed decision. I always
advise my client fully before a purchase. The relationship between me
and buyer is probably one of the most important factors in buying
Be assured of my personal service.