Choosing the perfect diamond can be difficult. A diamond’s shape refers to its physical form and with each diamond shape reflecting light differently there is a unique fire and brilliance found in each style. While shape is not one of the 4 C’s of Diamonds, this component has a significant impact on the appearance of your diamond. There are ten common diamond shapes that are found in the retail markets today. When choosing a shape it’s important to keep in mind preferences of the future owner and the style of mounting that will complete the ensemble.