The diamond cuts that we knew to be at the top last year have changed places in 2019. This year, the list of most popular fancy cuts has rearranged itself on the basis of the buyers’ interests and inclinations. If you are somebody who likes to take cues from the trends while shopping fineries, then here is a list you want to refer to before starting shopping for diamonds this year. Let’s take a quick look at what’s popular in the fancy category this year. Expect to see some differences from last year’s list.
Flat table, cropped corners and open facet, this cut is peaking in popularity this year. First invented in 1920, the Asscher is older than most people know. In the jewelry industry, it is a vintage cut that often makes appearance in antique-inspired jewelry. Open facets make the stones appear large no matter the carat size. In its shape, the Asscher resembles a cushion cut but not as much as to lose its authenticity. The cut is fairly sparkling and looks gorgeous in both high- and low-profile settings.
Rounded corners and a stunning fire are the two highlights of the cushion. With its pillow-like shape and intense brilliance, the cushion cut ranks second this year. It is very high in the list of top choices of 2019. Although not very common in solitaires, the cushion cut is a mainstay in halo designs. Cushion cut diamonds have a special effect which makes rings effortlessly glamorous.
The emerald cut, like Asscher, has large facets, and the dramatic flashes it produces is the result of its special step faces on the side. It has an open surface, and coupled with the hall-of-mirrors illusion produced on the pavilion, it is a gorgeous cut. The long straight lines, the fiery light performance, elegant shape together make it a stone perfect for both solitaires and halo rings.
Both elegant and unique, the heart shape deserves no introduction. Neither does a buyer need to defend their choice of picking a heart cut diamond for a ring. It is feminine and unique, lustrous and delicate. Its accentuated shape is a bonus that makes it fitting for rings.