Can You Handle the Curves: Pros and Cons of the Curved Trillion Diamond

   People love curves, which is why the curved trillion diamond cut exists. Trillion diamond cuts are a unique gem style that can be difficult to find, but are well worth the search. They look great on any finger, but there is more to the diamond than how it looks. Before purchasing a curved trillion diamond, be sure you know all the ups and downs of the fashion. 


What is a curved trillion?

   The phrase “trillion cut” is an umbrella term for a pyramid-shaped diamond. The curved trillion in particular is a triangular diamond with curvier lines than the straight trillion. defines the curved trillion as “a type of triangular brilliant diamond cut that features curved sides… an alternate version of the not-so-popular straight trillion cut.” Like the name says, the face-up area of straight trillion looks like a triangle with straight lines. The curved trillion’s lines look more like parentheses and the points aren’t as sharp. There are many reasons to choose this triangular diamond as your engagement ring, or just as another item in your jewelry box. 


Perks of the curved trillion

   Because the points are not as announced as the straight trillion, curved trillions are less prone to chipping. Like the straight trillion, the curved trillion is a less common gem style which makes your ring look more individualized. It will look even more unique if you choose a colored gem (we recommend pink or red). In addition to looking more special, the diamond also looks bigger than traditional cuts. Jewelry Notes says that this is because the cut isn’t as deep as a brilliant, but it’s wider. Sadly, the size and uncommon beauty come at a price. 


Cons of the curved trillion

   Although it does not chip as easily as the straight trillion, curved trillions still have fairly sharp edges which makes breakage more likely. Plus a unique style means that you’ll likely need to visit more than one store to find one. Jewelry Notes also mentions that trillions need extra cleaning and that the ring design is harder to make and its shallow cut means less sparkle. Despite these drawbacks, the curved trillion is still worth it for many jewelry enthusiasts if they get it from the right place. 


How to shop for a curved trillion

   Diamond Database says to never buy a diamond with visible inclusions (ex. sand, air bubbles, rocks, etc.) or with asymmetrical proportions. Their depth percentage recommendation is thirty-two to forty-eight and  fifty to seventy percent for the table size. Diamond Database also suggests a length to width ratio of 1-1.1 and only getting a diamond with certification from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) or the American Gemological Society (AGS). 

   Not everyone can handle the curves of the curved trillion. Anyone can admire this one-of-a-kind cut, but it takes a special owner to keep up its appearance. If you are okay with a little more cleaning and paying extra attention to the prongs, then by all means, go get yourself a curved trillion. If those things sound like too much work, then we suggest purchasing a less pointy diamond, like the Asscher or emerald cut.