Triangular cut diamonds? See them in trillion diamond rings
Trillion diamond rings have fascinated me other the years due to the amount of fire displayed by these rings.
What is a trillion cut diamond?
A trillion cut is triangular and comes with curved or un-curved sides.
The curved trillion cut is the one mainly used for center or solitaire stones & so is done on large stones.
The un-curved cut is for side tones or accent stones and is done on the smaller stones which are used for that purpose.
The reason a curved cut is used for the center stones is due to the hardness of diamond.
If trillion diamond rings are left with sharp edges, they can do the wearer or someone else damage.
Diamond will cut in to your skin without too much of an effort & we can do without that; they are mean’t to look good on you not as leathal weapons…
Most trillions are obtained from macles which are two diamond growing in different direction forming a zipper like effect.
They are normally flat and triangular in shape.
This cut was introduced by the brilliant Asscher brothers in Amsterdam who are also responsible for asscher cut rings.
This cut was later trademarked by the Henry Meyer Diamond Co. in New York but the patent has since expired and is now widely used.
As we mentioned earlier, trillion cut diamonds were traditionally used as side stones supporting a larger center stone on a ring.
However, I have always viewed the trillion cut diamond as a stone worthy of standing its ground and being the center price of any ring.
Before you buy
- This stone is not for those with a reserved nature but for the open minded and adventurous spirit. The trillion cut hasn’t been as popular as princess cut diamonds or round cut diamonds but they are coming in to their own.
- The trillion cut is a brilliant cut and holds light amazingly well & its exact design depends on the preference of the cutter and his skill.
- It is normally cut with a 1:1 length to width ratio which keeps the diamond proportional.
If the angles of the pavilion are not spot on, the stone will appear dull.
- The crown angles & the table proportions need to be cut really well to ensure maximum brilliance.
- The workmanship that goes in to trillion diamond rings is quite a lot especially since cutting macles is not an easy job and care has to be taken not to get a bearding effect on the pavilion of the diamond.
- Technology has come to the rescue with the advent of laser cutting which has made the task of cutting macles in to trillions much easier.
- Due to the nature of this cut, you should avoid setting top color (D, E, F, and G) trillion cut diamonds with yellow gold or yellow settings,
The yellow color is picked up by the diamond and can misrepresent it.
- They should be best set in platinum or any other white setting. The future for the trillion cut looks bright in deed.