Trillion cut diamonds, also known as “trilliant” or “trilian”, are triangle-shaped stones with slightly rounded sides. This cut was first created in the Netherlands. If you are the one who is looking for a diamond shape that is a bit different from the classic standards, you should take a look at this cut.
Trillion Cut Diamonds Look Larger
If you compare a trillion cut diamond to a standard round cut of the same carat, the first will usually look larger. The reason for this is that trillion diamonds have a shallow cut, and at the same time, they are wide. That’s why if the size of the diamond is important to you, this cut may be a perfect choice.
However, keep in mind that trillion cut diamonds like all the other stones have cut standards. You should never opt for extremely shallow stones. Of course, they will look big, but you will have less brilliance since the depth of the stone will not be enough to make the light reflect properly.
Trillion Cut Diamonds Are Exposed to Chipping
You should be aware that trillion cut diamonds are prone to chipping at their pointed ends, especially if you happen to handle such a diamond loose. However, if the stone is properly set in its mounting, this potential problem should not be a concern.
Pay Attention to Prongs
If you are about to buy a jewellery piece with a trillion cut diamond, you should pay special attention to prongs. Because of its non-standard shape, such a stone needs secure prongs to protect the tips from chipping and breaking.
It’s highly recommended having your trillion cut diamond set in V-prong. This type of prong will wrap the tips and protect them from damages.
Of course, you can always go with standard prongs, but you should make sure they are large enough to cover the tips to avoid the risk of chipping.
Trillion Cut Diamonds Need Extra Cleaning
If you are the lucky one who has a trillion cut diamond, here is a surprise for you. You should clean it regularly. Yes, this is true for all gemstones, but trillion cut diamonds need to be cleaned even more often and here is why.
We already know that trillion is a shallow cut and have less depth compared to deeper cuts like the round one. As a result, the sparkle will be more easily dimmed by even a little dust or dirt. To make sure your diamond doesn’t lose its brilliance, clean it more often to enjoy its sparkle.
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