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    What shape of diamond sparkles the most?

    I thought this was very interesting information as often women are after sparkly diamonds…it is really important to understand how the shape can effect this when you are buying an engagement ring style & setting.

    Which diamond shape sparkles the most? This is just a rough idea but thought this was quite useful information, especially if you are out buying engagement rings and after a diamond that really sparkles!

    Here is a listing of the estimated refractive qualities of popular shapes, compared against the industry standard, the round brilliant cut of course does the best with its 57 facets! Interestingly the Marquise, Oval & Pear shapes also do very well..

    100% Round brilliant cut
    90% Marquise cut
    90% Oval cut
    90% Pear cut
    80% Heart cut
    70% Princess cut
    70% Triangle cut
    60% Cushion cut
    60% Emerald cut
    60% Original Asscher cut (Royal Asscher sparkles more)
    60% Radiant cut
    45% Baguette cut

    The smartest choice is a round brilliant cut (RBC) diamond, preferably in a stunning prong setting. I would chose an excellent diamond cut, polish & symmetry. Also recommended is a higher clarity, meaning nothing on the inside or on the surface of the diamond should interfere with the light refraction. It is all about maximising that sparkle! I personally love the round brilliant cut diamonds.

    diamond shapes available at Orsini

    Happy diamond, engagement ring shopping!

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