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6 of the Most Beautiful Diamond Cuts to Lust After

These gems are the ones you’ll really want to look out for. By FELICIA TAN

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Tiffany & Co
Name of diamond: Tiffany diamond Type of cut: Round brilliant What it is: One of the most radiant cuts around, the round brilliant 57-facet diamond has adorned many a Tiffany ring, including its classic six-prong Tiffany Setting. What will the diamond give you: A resplendent gem that doesn’t stint on brilliance, charm, and scintillation. Cartier
Name of diamond: Cartier central round brilliant diamond Type of cut: Round brilliant What it is: The esteemed French jeweller doesn’t offer a “signature” diamond, but each and every gem sold will go through its stringent criteria (see here for a more detailed description of their diamond selection process). Result: A classic, timeless ring that’s elegant and sophisticated, and doesn’t stint on quality and shine. Photo: www.cartier.com Damiani
Name of diamond: None Type of cut: A variety What it is: What makes Damiani diamonds so special is that they are conflict-free. The gems are selected by the Italian jeweller’s special Kimberley Process, an international initiative that selects and treats diamonds by an ethical code What the diamond will give you: A piece that is uniquely yours and eco-friendly, too. Photo: www.damiani.com Harry Winston
Name of diamond: Belle by Harry Winston Type of cut: Round brilliant What it is: The Belle collection name evokes an old-world charm thanks to its antique-inspired jewellery designs, and is characterised by its geometric bezel design adorned with pave diamonds. Its name is derived from Arabella Huntington’s jewellery collection (one of the more illustrations collections from the Harry Winston empire). Result: An eye-catching design that won’t grow old. Photo: www.harrywinston.com Larry Jewelry
Name of diamond: Lazare diamond Type of cut: Ideal cut What it is: Known to possess one of the best diamond-cutting workmanship even by industry standards, Larry Jewelry’s Lazare diamond is a premium gem that purports optimal brilliance due to its angle. What will the diamond give you: A ravishing sparkler that radiates a rainbow-like blaze. Photo: www.larryjewelry.com Van Cleef & Arpels
Name of diamond: The Diamond by Van Cleef Type of cut: A variety What it is: Like many other illustrious jewellers, Van Cleef doesn’t offer a particular signature diamond. Instead, it focuses on each gem’s quality, judging whether it’s fit for sale via its 5Cs – cut, colour, clarity, carat and character (its fire, brightness and ultimate brilliance). What will the diamond give you: A ravishing sparkler that radiates a rainbow-like blaze. Photo: www.vancleefarpels.com