Choosing the shape of your cubic zirconia
When choosing cubic zirconia jewelry, you will be looking at the cut of the stone in combination with the design of the ring. The cut of the stone is as important as the design. The two combined together will compliment each other in a beautiful arrangement for you to wear on your hand, arm, neck or ears.
If you choose to have a piece of cubic zirconia jewelry custom-made, with a design of your own creation or a design chosen from a designer, you will want to choose the right cut of stone to enhance the design. A cubic zirconia stone will come in the same type of cuts you will see in a diamond. Diamond cutters are always trying to come up with new and unique cuts for the stones. These listed below are the most popular cuts of diamonds, gemstones and cubic zirconia.
Round Brilliant - The round brilliant is the most elegant, classic cut. The stone has been well rounded and highly polished to reflect an abundant percentage of light. Because of the brilliance of the cut of stone, could be reason for the name.
Marquise - The marquise is a long, almost slender cut of stone. It is pointed at both of ends and is slightly rounded in the middle. This cut can be made to be longer or shorter depending on the design of the ring or the preference of the client.
Princess - The princess cut is the square cut of stone. The brilliance of the stone comes from the complex cuts in the corner of the stone.
Radiant/Emerald - The radiant and the emerald are two different cuts, but a similar in various ways. They are both cut into a rectangle shape. They both have a very classic look about them. However, the radiant cut was not invented until sometime in the 1970s. The emerald cut had started loosing it's popularity in the early 1970s. The radiant cut has more complex cuts in the stone for the maximum reflection of light and brilliance.
Pear - The pear shape is also known as the teardrop shape. The cut combines the lengthened shape of the marquise cut with brilliant elegance the round cut stone.
Oval - The oval cut is a rounded, elongated cut stone. It is cut to bring out the brilliance of the stone giving it an elegant look. This cut of stone has become very popular as the center in a design of elegant pieces of jewelry.
Heart - The heart is a frivolous fun creation. The heart shape stones have been used in many different settings of earrings, necklaces and rings. Recently it has become more popular in rings especially engagement rings.
These cuts of stone are well known and are very popular when choosing cubic zirconia jewelry. When choosing cubic zirconia jewelry, you will have these stones to pick from as well as some unique cuts not mentioned here. Choose jewelry to enhance your style whether it is one of the well known cuts or a unique cut only owned and worn by you.