A Hexagon diamond is a 6-sided geometric cut. The cut comes in several variations, and can be fashioned into brilliant, step, or rose cuts.
Brilliant Hexagon – This hexagon cut has many facets, structured in a similar way to brilliant cut diamonds. This type of hexagon diamond is highly brilliant with exceptional light performance. Hexagon diamonds with brilliant cuts are much more rare.
Step Cut Hexagon – This is probably the most common cut for hexagon diamonds. It looks similar to the Asscher cut, and is characterized by longer, wider, and open facets arranged in a parallel design. Step cut diamonds have less sparkle than ‘brilliant’ cut diamonds, but their beauty lies in the contrast of light and dark patches and they resemble a mirror effect. The step cut facets of this diamond resembles a more Art Deco design.
Rose Cut Hexagon – Rose cut hexagons are popular, especially for vintage designs. The rose cut is an antique type of cut which has a flat base and a domed top, with varying numbers of facets. It generally makes the diamond look larger than it is. However, it is less brilliant and its beauty lies in its unique look.