The Essential 7C's
Every diamond has its own story, and every lady her own style.
At this point it should be noted that the shape of a diamond
can also be referred to as its "cut", like a round or princess cut.
However, this should not be confused with the more commonly used term of
diamond cut, which describes how well the diamond has been polished
from the raw material (see section on diamond cut).
At Seventy Seven Diamonds we cater to the detailed wishes of
every customer and want to ensure that they are well-informed about
every diamond shape available. Our selection of beautiful shapes is
accompanied by detailed information, images and recommendations on the
uniqueness, the history and background, and the ideal ratio of
Trillion Cut Diamonds
1. The Basics | 2. Features | 3. Expert Advice | 4. History
1. The Basics
Also referred to as: TRILLIANT, TRILLIAN or TRIELLE
|Triangular shape, great fire and sharp brilliance.
||31 or 50
||Hides inclusions well.
The Trillion cut is a triangular shape comprised of three
equal sides and 31 or 50 facets depending on whether the diamonds are
used as solitaires or accent stones.
For solitaires, a curved or convex cut is employed, whereas
accent stones are cut uncurved or concave. Additional variations include
round-cornered triangular, modified shield cuts and triangular step
cuts. The trillion’s unique style has great fire and displays sharp
brilliance if the stone is cut to the correct depth.
Trillion cut diamonds are most often used as side stones to
compliment larger solitaire stones in engagement rings, although they
also make for a perfect solitaire stone themselves considering their
unparalleled brilliance and fire.
3. Expert Advice
"Trillion cut diamonds make for striking accent or side
stones, or offer a striking option for someone after a brilliant and
Depth is an important factor to consider in Trillion cuts
(especially where solitaires are concerned), as this can greatly affect
the fire and brilliance of the stone. A well cut Trillion with great
fire and brilliance can also hide inclusions fairly well."
4. History & Background
The trillion cut was first developed in Amsterdam, although
the design varied dramatically depending on the rough form of the stone.
In 1962, the Henry Meyer Diamond Company of New York designed
and trademarked the modern Trillion cut and over time the trillion
became the generic name for all triangular brilliant cut diamonds.
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If you would like to read more about diamond education, please click here.