Our Shapes

Alicia Briggs | May 22, 2023

A diamond’s shape refers to its physical form and is known as its most distinguishable feature. Although used interchangeably with diamond cut, the shape represents a different aspect of diamonds. We consider the shape of our VRAI created diamonds as the personality of our designs and a symbol of self-expression. We offer unrivaled customization options with a choice of ten unique shapes for engagement rings and fifteen unprecedented shapes featured in our jewelry.

The choice is yours - discover the variety of our diamond shapes sustainably created by VRAI:

Shop engagement rings

Shop fine jewelry

Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds

Round Brilliant

A true classic and the perfect balance of proportion and symmetry, this rounded shape has sparkling facets that maximize brilliance and fire. With poetic curves that come full circle, the Round Brilliant is a timeless cut that stands the test of time.

Shop round brilliant

More details:

  • Facets: 57, brilliant-cut

  • Representing 75% of all diamonds sold, this diamond is the ultimate classic shape.

  • Graded Ideal on the Cut Grading Scale, the proportions of these VRAI created diamonds have been perfected to prioritize brilliance and fire.

Radiant cut diamonds


The perfect balance of beauty and strength, the Radiant combines the unmatched brilliance of the Round Brilliant with the distinct silhouette of the Emerald. Admired for its impeccable symmetry and fiery appearance, this shape offers an enchanting sparkle making an ideal centre-stone for any of our customizable engagement ring settings.

Shop radiant

More details:

  • Facets: 70, brilliant cut

  • The unique cut and proportions disperse light throughout the Radiant offering ideal brilliance and fire.

  • With a long diagonal measurement, the Radiant maximizes carat weight making it appear larger than other shapes.

  • The cropped corners of the Radiant shape increases durability to chipping for those with an active lifestyle.

Oval Cut Diamonds


Sleek symmetry merges with a soft silhouette, creating an elongated shape with perfect brilliance. One of our most-loved diamond shapes in engagement rings, the Oval elongates the fingers, hides inclusions and looks large with its generous surface area.

Shop oval

More details:

  • Facets: 57, brilliant-cut

  • The modified Round Brilliant, the Oval diamond has the same brilliance with an elongated form.

  • The Oval maximizes carat weight because of its surface area.

  • All of our Oval shapes will have an overall cut grade of excellent.

  • Our Ovals have a ratio of 1.40 : 1. Ratios are based on the shape’s appeal, popularity and functionality by trade, but “the ideal ratio” can also be subjective and based on the wearer’s style preference.

Emerald cut diamonds


Admired for its “hall of mirrors” effect, this rectangular shape features step-cut facets running down the sides to draw attention towards the center of the stone. These long, symmetrical and narrow facets add depth and dimension, while drawing in light and spotlighting clarity, making this shape look modern and elegant.

Shop emerald

More details:

  • Facets: 49, step-cut

  • The Emerald's step-cut creates a "hall of mirrors" effect that's both beautiful and elegant.

  • We recommend prioritizing clarity when choosing an Emerald shape diamond and opting for VS1 or higher grades, as the step-cut facets can make the natural inclusions of the stone more visible.

  • Our Emeralds have a ratio of 1.45 : 1.

Pear shaped diamonds


Our sustainably created Pear diamond is designed to be distinctively different. A teardrop silhouette leads to a single point, balancing brilliant facets with a pleasing proportion and depth, while elongating the fingers.

Shop pear

More details:

  • Facets: 56, brilliant-cut

  • The Pear appears larger than diamond shapes of the same carat weight.

  • The Pear may possess a slight "bow-tie" effect in its center, which is the dark shadow that appears from the face-up. The degree of “bow-tie” severity varies so you can base your decision on personal preference.

Asscher shaped diamonds


The Asscher diamond is the embodiment of the elegance and glamour of the Art Deco era merging a modern style with fine craftsmanship. The step cut, X-shaped facets with clean geometric lines spotlight the shape’s mesmerizing lustre and gives it a distinctive appeal.

Shop asscher

More details:

  • Facets: 74, step-cut

  • The Asscher’s layered facets create concentric squares giving the diamond its distinctive appeal.

  • The Asscher’s step-cut creates a "hall of mirrors" effect that's both beautiful and elegant.

  • We recommend prioritizing color when choosing an Asscher diamond and opt for higher color grades, as the larger facets spotlight color more than brilliant cuts.

Princess cut diamonds


Invented in 1979 by one of our master cutters, the sustainably created Princess diamond offers striking brilliance and beauty. This cut effortlessly marries the femininity of the diamond’s sparkle with the modern appeal of its strong edges - ranking it one of the most sought-after diamond shapes in engagement rings.

Shop princess

More details:

  • Facets: 57, brilliant-cut

  • The Princess cut is a true square diamond with sharp corners and brilliant faceting that enhances clarity and minimizes the visibility of the stone’s natural flaws and inclusions.

  • The Chevron-shaped bottom facets give it unique scintillation and brightness.

Cushion cut diamonds


Called a “Cushion” for its pillow-like appearance, this soft square shape features rounded corners and a brilliant cut. Large facets highlight clarity, disguise inclusions and maximize radiance, creating the look of crushed ice when reflecting light.

Shop cushion

More details:

  • Facets: 77, brilliant-cut

  • Pillow-like in appearance with its soft curves, the cushion cut strikes the perfect balance between a classic round and uniform square.

  • With a large open table spotlighting the stone’s inclusions, we recommend prioritizing clarity and opting for high grades when choosing a Cushion diamond.

Marquise cut diamonds


An appealing balance of proportion and symmetry, this stunning elliptical shape features sharp edges that spotlight carat weight and brilliance. With its historically notable and vintage-inspired silhouette, the Marquise is the picture of tradition and romance.

Shop marquise

More details:

  • Facets: 55, brilliant-cut

  • With its long and narrow shape, the Marquise diamond appears larger and your fingers may look slimmer.

  • Our VRAI created Marquise diamonds have a ratio of 1.85 : 1.

  • Marquise diamonds may possess a "bow-tie" effect in their center, which is the dark shadow that appears from the face up. The degree of “bow-tie” severity varies so you can base your decision on personal preference.

Trillion shaped diamonds


A thoroughly modern shape, the Trillion cut is both soft and sharp. Eye-catching and unexpected, the Trillion cut features three equal sides and is faceted to enhance its fiery brilliance.

Shop trillion

More details:

  • Facets: 37, brilliant-cut

  • With upturned edges and large facets, this triangular shape softly creates brilliant depth and dimension to maximize radiance.

  • The Trillion appears larger than other diamond shapes by carat weight.


Inspired by the oversized proportions of a tapered baguette, this shape’s clean lines create a one-of-a-kind silhouette. Capturing light from all directions, the Keystone’s trapezoid-like shape maximizes fire and scintillation.

Shop keystone

More details:

  • Facets: 21, step-cut

  • The trapezoid-like Keystone shape features a large surface area that highlights the brilliance of the stone.

  • A truly versatile shape, the Keystone can be used as either a center or a side stone.

  • The Keystone’s step-cut creates a "hall of mirrors" effect that's both beautiful and elegant.


Coming from the French word “losenge” meaning diamond shape, the Lozenge shape perfectly resembles a rhombus. With its streamlined faceting and an emphasis on geometry, this shape is the embodiment of the Art Deco era.

Shop lozenge

More details:

  • Facets: 21, step-cut

  • A perfect representation of the rhombus or typical diamond shape, the Lozenge resembles classic elegance and brilliance.


Embodying strength, luster, durability, and light, the shield features a truly unique outline resembling a triangle. The triangular-shaped facets raise from the girdle to maximize scintillation and brightness.

Shop shield

More details:

  • Facets: 43, brilliant-cut

  • The flat and angular shape of the Shield lengthens the stone while also making it appear larger.

  • Resembling a shield used by warriors, this triangular shape features a bowed top side and two other sides with two bowed edges.


Both classic and modern, the Baguette is rectangular in shape with step-cut facets that highlight the stone. Flaunting long sleek lines and symmetrical faceting, this shape draws in light for unparalleled depth and dimension.

Shop baguette

More details:

  • Straight edges and defined facets are distinguishing features of the Baguette shape.

  • The Baguette’s step-cut creates a "hall of mirrors" effect that's both beautiful and elegant.

Half Moon

Encompassing a soft feminine curve and a sharp edge, this shape balances the best of both worlds with extraordinary brilliance. Named after its resemblance to a half moon, this shape typically features half of an oval or half of a round brilliant.

Shop half moon

More details:

  • Facets: 43, brilliant-cut

  • Often used as side stones to complement a center stone, the half moon shapes represent two parts coming together to become a whole.

  • Offering the same faceting as a Round Brilliant this shape offers enhanced brilliance merged with a one of a kind silhouette.

Long Hexagon

With an elongated outline, this shape has the timeless appeal of an emerald with a distinctive contour. The six-sided, angular stone is perfect for those who desire a modern rendition of vintage aesthetic.

Shop long hexagon

More details:

  • Facets: 31, step-cut

  • The ideal shape for elongating the wearer’s fingers and making them appear slim, the Long Hexagon is both elegant and flattering.


The modern interpretation of the timeless rose cut, this shape mesmerizes with geometric step-cut facets. With its six-sided structure, this shape offers a unique appeal that draws attention to the center of the stone.

Shop hexagon

More details:

  • Facets: 31, step-cut

  • A truly eye-catching and versatile shape, the Hexagon is a perfect representation of a modern style.

  • The geometric and angular style of the stone gives the Hexagon a vintage appeal that pairs well with a variety of settings.


With the unrivaled radiance of a round brilliant and an octagonal silhouette, this shape presents a one-of-a-kind brilliance. An extremely challenging shape to cut, the classic and elegant Octavia shape is both unique and rewarding to diamond cutters.

Shop octavia

More details:

  • Facets: 80, step-cut

  • High crowns and optimal angles allow the Octavia to maximize brilliance and fire in all directions

  • Large facets of fire create unique scintillation throughout the stone that sets the Octavia apart from other shapes

At your service

Have any questions about our VRAI created diamonds? Enjoy a complimentary, personalized appointment with our diamond experts to learn more.