Diamond shapes for different designs

It might seems excessive but rough diamonds are actually classified into over 12,000 different categories based on shape, colour, clarity, and carat. It takes a discerning eye to see the difference but it doesn’t mean one shape is better than the other. Embrace life’s little imperfections.

Here is just a selection of a few commonly occurring diamond crystal structures. From left to right: octahedron, dodecahedron, tetrahedron, hexoctahedron with curved faces, a macle and two interpenetrate cubes.