January 16, 2015

So fancy!

By Alethea Inns, CG Did you know that diamonds aren’t just round?  They are cut in all shapes and styles to suit any personality or occasion. With diamonds, a “fancy shape” is anything other than a round.  Usually, the rough diamond crystal is shaped as an octahedron – a three-dimensional shape with eight faces, much like two pyramids stuck together at their base.  When the diamond crystal isn’t the typical octahedron because of how it was formed in the earth or transported to the surface, diamonds are cut into fancy shapes to get maximum yield from the crystal. Fancy shapes

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