WHAT IS TRILLION CUT?

Aside from giving the stone its shape, the cut of a diamond or gemstone determines a stones brilliance. Trillion cuts are triangular, three-sided stones that are most commonly used as accent stones instead of center stones. Trillions were created in the 18th century but was not trademarked until the 1970’s.

Is Trillion Cut the Right Shape for You?

Trillion cuts are uncommon engagement ring center stones, you’re more likely to find them as side stones or in earrings and pendants. A trillion cut engagement ring would automatically look pretty alternative, but with a thoughtfully designed halo you could create a more timeless look. Watch the video to learn more about designing with trillion cuts.

BROWSE TRILLION CUT ENGAGEMENT RINGS

See some of the rings we’ve designed using trillion cuts to get inspired.

TRILLION CUT PROS AND CONS

Pros

  • This cut looks noticeably larger than stones of the same carat weight in another shape because of its shallow cut
  • More brilliance (or sparkle) than other stone shapes
  • You’re ring is guaranteed to be unique looking; it’s an uncommon cut

Cons

  • Sharp edges make this cut more vulnerable chipping, snagging or breaking if not in an appropriate setting
  • Because of its shallow cut, trillions require more cleaning to retain their sparkle

WHO ARE TRILLION CUT RINGS RIGHT FOR?

Trillions are not a good choice if you want a classic or timeless look, they’re very alternative as a center stone, but they are a more common choice as a pair of side stones on either side of a center stone. If you want a non traditional engagement ring, a trillion center stone is a bold and unconventional choice. Trillion cut rings are not a good choice for those with active lifestyles or those that work with their hands or are rough on their jewelry.

Additional Resources

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Get a geometric look through unique stone cuts, or clever design choices

Engagement Ring Styles

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Ready to Start Designing?

We can work with you in-person at our studio or set up a video call to help you take the first step toward designing a ring. Design consultations are complementary and we’ll give you a quick call before your meeting to make sure we can help you.