If you have been keeping up with our blog, chances are by this time you are wondering just how many more shapes of diamonds could there possibly be? That is one of the beautiful things about diamonds – they come in all different shapes, colors and sizes – no two are alike. In this blog we are going to be reviewing what is known as the Trillion cut diamond. And, if you were to guess by the name you would most likely come to the conclusion that this is a triangle shape diamond that we are referring to.
The Trillion cut diamond like the Asscher cut diamond was first cut in Amsterdam. While not nearly as popular as the round brilliant or princess cut diamond, the Trillion cut diamond offers the more adventurous woman a diamond that reflects light and has lots of fire. While the Trillion cut diamond can make for a beautiful center stone on a diamond ring, it is more commonly used to accent another shape of diamond on the sides.
As with all diamonds, the cut is what truly matters. How brilliant the diamond sparkles depends on the experience of the cutter. The Trillion cut diamond has 25 facets on the crown and 19 on the pavilion. What is interesting about the Trillion cut diamond is that it can have either sharp corners and angles – like a typical triangle, or it can have more rounded edges.
When looking for a Trillion cut diamond, it is important to pay attention to the depth of the stone. Unlike other shapes of diamonds, the Trillion cut diamond does have a tendency to run a bit on the shallow side which can make it not only prone to breaking, but limit the fire and sparkle that it emits. Our advice would be to keep a balance between the size and the depth of a Trillion cut diamond. While it may be tempting to purchase one with a larger face that is more shallow (it will look much bigger than its carat weight) we would recommend making sure that there is a balance between the depth and the width.
If you think that Trillion cut diamonds just might be a good fit for you, then we invite you to stop by our store and view our selection. We can show you single solitaire settings or demonstrate how they can be the perfect complement to a diamond setting. We hope to see you soon!