Fancy cuts are what motivates jewelers to excel because its in the cut where our expertise, imagination and love of the gem really shows.
Round brilliant cut is far and away the most popular diamond shape for engagement rings (it accounts for more than 75 percent of all diamonds sold). But fancy cuts are increasing in popularity since it provides its own level of distinction.
Fancy cuts generally fall into four categories: modified brilliants, step cuts, mixed cuts, and rose cuts. Any style (that’s not a round brilliant or single cut) is called a fancy cut (or fancy shape). Fancy cuts include: the marquise, heart shape, emerald, oval, baguette, pear shape, kite, triangle and trilliant.
Earrings in 18k gold with marquise-cut peridots, fancy-cut aquamarines, and diamonds, $7,700; Suzy Landa
A PAIR OF ART DECO COLOURED DIAMOND AND DIAMOND EAR PENDANTS Each designed as a central fancy intense yellowish-green diamond weighing 0.74 carat within the circular-cut diamond geometric surround to the graduated diamond line surmount
Citrine and Peridot Gemstone Earrings Round 7mm Citrine and Pear Shaped Genuine Peridots Gemstones are Hand Set in 18 Carat Yellow Gold Claws. David Unger/London.