Pie-cut diamonds are manufactured through a creative craftsmanship where smaller fancy cut diamonds are carefully matched and polished to shape together an illusion of a larger solitaire fancy cut diamond. It has a striking resemblance to a solitaire diamond, and is priced at only 10% of a solitaire; which customers consider a value for money investment.
Pie-cut diamonds come in a variety of shapes and sizes such as: asscher, emerald, heart, marquise, oval, pear, princess and round cut, and sizes ranging from 0.40 to 2.75 cts, which give an illusion look of upto a 12cts solitaire diamond.
Origin of the Pie Cut
In the mid-18th century, a King in France; King Louis XV of France commissioned his court jeweler to create a diamond cut that specifically reflected the shape of Madame de Pompadour’s mouth. The king was so infatuated with his mistress that he ordered a diamond cut to reflect the shape of her mouth. This was where the name “Pie cut” diamond originated from.
Over time, jewelers from other parts of Europe reproduced the Pie-Cut Diamond and it became a popular shape. However, the pie cut diamond is new to most people who are just learning about diamonds. This type of design can be found in any style or setting you want. Whether an engagement ring, necklace pendant, or earrings – a pie cut diamond will give you the most bangs for your buck.
Characteristics Of A Pie Cut Diamond
Pie cut diamonds come in various cuts, colors, and shapes. However, they have a few distinct characteristics that set them apart from other diamond types.
- It has an impressive imitation of a solitaire
- They are usually elongated with sloping sides to give the illusion of dimensionality.
- They can be any color or shape you want – it is up to your imagination and taste! Pie cut diamonds are perfect for those who want more than one color in their diamond or who prefer to wear it closer to their finger than at the end of a pendant.