Do hexagonal diamonds exist?
Hexagonal diamonds nestle amongst the more unusual diamond shapes available. With limited supply, far fewer hexagonal diamonds exist compared to more popular fancy diamond shapes. The most popular diamond cuts include the modern round-brilliant cut, closely followed by the Princess cut. Despite many alternatives, buyers often seek a truly unique diamond shape for an engagement ring.
What is a hexagonal diamond?
A hexagonal diamond has 6 sides, step-faceted like an Asscher-cut diamond, and produced more fire than brilliance. Hexagonal diamonds can be symmetrical or cut with a longer axis compared to the width. Variations exist in table size, but most feature a pointed culet and a stepped Pavilion. In addition, hexagonal diamonds offer an excellent size and show. Many of the diamonds available are lower quality bordering on industrial grade, grey or brown coloured with many inclusions. Finding a sizeable, high clarity hexagonal diamond can be tricky.
Hexagonal diamond rings
Hexagonal diamond rings rarely appear in jewellery collections. But there is no reason why jewellery should not offer this truly unique style of ring. Crafted by bespoke design, it should be possible to create a solitaire or diamond shoulder engagement ring matched with other step-cut diamonds. The style of the setting offers a challenge. It should be noted that the ring design should complement and accentuate the shape of the hexagon. For this reason, full bezel settings remain most popular. The full bezel setting follows the outline of a diamond shape, enhancing the shape. 6 claw basket settings run the risk of giving the hexagon a more rounded shape. In contrast, a perfect rub-over or bezel setting defines the hexagonally shaped fare more effectively.
Precious metals for hexagonal diamonds
We would always recommend Platinum for hexagonal diamond rings. For durability, whiteness and refurbishment, Platinum makes a great deal of sense. Alternatively, consider Yellow Gold or Rose Gold hexagonal diamond rings with slim bands. This type of designer engagement ring is very much on trend right now.