Most people regard diamonds as a universal symbol for jewelry. The truth is not too far from that given the diamond’s superior optical properties and stellar prices.
Now, in different types of jewelry, the diamond’s shape is an important factor that can project different looks depending on how it is utilized.
For example, the use of trilliant cut diamonds as accent stones can make an engagement ring look beautiful in their own way. In contrast, the use of a trilliant cut in a solitaire diamond ring creates a totally different appearance.
In the current market, the two most important areas of use for this fancy shape are in rings and earrings. However, as you will soon see, their usage are not limited to only these 2 types of jewelry but also in many other areas of the industry.
Like the marvelous Asscher cut, the original trilliant cut was developed by the Asscher brothers from Amsterdam. This shape usually has 31 or 50 facets and they generally have very good light-reflecting capacities. They offer great fire and brilliance, as well as impressive scintillation.
It was patented in 1962 and strictly speaking, the term “trilliant cut” should only been used for the patented technique. Having built a successful brand name consumers can associate with, people in the industry started to generalize and labelled triangular shaped diamonds as trilliants.
Ever since the patent held by the Asscher brothers expired, individual companies begun to develop modified versions of the original trilliant cut. Branded names like “Trillion” and “Trillian” are all take-offs of the original “Trilliant” cut and you might had come across these terms in today’s market.
A trilliant cut diamond can make for an interesting feature stone in an engagement ring. They serve as a brilliant feature stone both in a solitaire setting and in a setting with pave side stones.
In a solitaire setting, the first impression a trilliant cut diamond ring portrays is largely dependent of the stone’s alignment. If the apex of the triangle points towards the nails, the ring gives the wearer’s finger an elongated look-and-feel.
On the other hand, if the side of the stone is closer to the nails and the apex points towards the hands, the overall appearance will become different: the side facing the nails will convey a stable elegance instead of the dynamism of an elongated finger.
In three-stone setting designs, the use of 3 trilliant cut diamonds as feature stones will result in an awkward look and should be avoided.
In the case of earrings, the orientation of the diamond can be treated with less importance since it isn’t held in place permanently. Instead, the unconventional triangular shape will give the piece of jewelry a playful touch to it.
The story does not end here. There are a myriad of other jewelry types which can showcase trilliant cut diamonds. Just to mention one quick example, imagine a halo necklace featuring a trilliant cut diamond with the apex pointing downwards. Combining this subtle elegance with another diamond shape can yield an epic piece of jewelry.
I personally find trilliant cuts to be most intriguing when mounted in ring settings because of their unique shape. Ask yourself the following question, how many times had you seen someone wear a trilliant cut diamond ring compared to a traditional round brilliant cut?
That said, jewelry preferences vary according to individual tastes. If you love trilliant cuts, don’t be bothered by what other people say about them. To each his/her own; one man’s meat is another man’s poison.