We all know diamonds are the best investments to make in this every second flickering world but before buying loose diamonds, we are haunted with many questions as to which one to buy, from where to buy, how to check for the authenticity of the diamonds etc. etc. So, here’s a small guide that will help you ease all the questions in your mind, get rid of any misconceptions and help you in investing your hard earned money in the right diamonds.

Types of Loose Diamonds

Round: The most admired shape of diamond that offers flexible use in varied jewelry designs is the magnificent round cut diamond. It offers more brilliance in terms of reflection of light. Also a round shape diamond is a little more expensive when compared with other fancy cut diamonds.

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Princess: The Princess cut diamond is as unique as its name. The peculiar square cut of this diamond makes it perfect for wedding and engagement rings. The L-W ratio of a conventional princess cut is usually 1.00 to 1.20. Where ‘L-W’ is length to width ratio of a diamond.

Oval: The Oval cut diamonds offer same brilliance as round diamonds only, they are a bit unique in their width is to length ratio. 1.33 To 1.66 L-W ratio of is the most appropriate when looking for conventional oval cut diamonds.

Marquise: A marquise shape diamond gives an illusion of larger diamond in lesser carat. Symmetry of the length and width is of utmost importance in a marquise cut diamond. A conventional marquise diamond should possess an L to W ratio of 1.75 to 2.15.

Pear: Also known as a teardrop or a dew drop diamond, a pear shape diamond has one pointed end and the other end smooth and round. A conventional pear cut diamond has an L-W ratio of 1.40 to 1.75.


Cushion: A square cut diamond with rounded off corners are traditionally called cushion diamonds. Although the cushion diamonds offer lesser brilliance than round cut diamonds never the less they offer more clarity giving it a conventional appeal. A conventional Cushion diamond has a  L-W ratio of 1.0 to 1.05.

Heart shaped: The distinctive shape of heart diamond makes it an absolute symbol of love. A conventional heart diamond has an L-W ratio of 0.90 to 1.05.

Emerald: The diamond with step cuts to enhance its clarity is called an emerald cut diamond. It is usually rectangular in shape giving it a distinctive allure due to the multiple reflection of light. A conventional emerald has an L-W ratio of 1.25 to 1.45.

Visit the Wyatt Austin store at 1701 E. Woodfield Road #110, Schaumburg, Illinois for any certified loose diamonds and diamond jewelry requirement. For further details, call 847-985-4046.