The Elegance of a Portrait Cut Diamond and Sapphire

The Elegance of a Portrait Cut Diamond and Sapphire

The "Portrait Cut" is a type of diamond cutting technique that has been used for centuries. This ancient cut originated in the Middle Ages and was used by jewelers to enhance the beauty of natural gemstones such as rubies, sapphires, emeralds and diamonds.

This early ancient cut was made with a tool which had two sets of angled facets, one set on the top and one set on the bottom. This type of cut allowed light to enter from both sides and create a beautiful sparkle.

The portrait cut is gaining popularity again with modern gemstone settings due to its classic style and elegance.

The cut brings out the beauty of a diamond or gemstone with its unique flat plane style. It also creates a softer, more romantic feel that can complement any setting or engagement ring.

This type of diamond cut allows for more light to enter the gemstone through a flat plane top, making it sparkle like no other. It also has a timeless look, perfect for any piece of jewelry, from a classic Tiffany setting to a more modern design.

The combination of traditional cutting techniques with modern technology provides an edge in quality which cannot be matched.

"We like the timeless elegance a portrait cut gives our diamonds, sapphires and rubies. With the added sparkle, it brings a unique beauty and a classic romantic feel to any piece of jewelry that's sure to be admired for years to come." says Emily Gill.



The Portrait Cut is versatile, allowing for different shapes and sizes of diamond or gemstone to be crafted into stunning pieces of jewelry. Whether you’re looking for an engagement ring or other type of jewelry setting, the portrait cut can provide the perfect option.


Here is an example of some of our loose sapphires at EG Bespoke Ltd., in portrait cuts, a rectangle, a square and a kite, portrait cut sapphires.   You can see over 100+ examples of loose portrait cut sapphires and diamonds on our website. 


The timeless beauty of the Portrait Cut can truly elevate any diamond or gemstone. The cut brings out the natural beauty of the diamond or gemstone while creating an elegant and romantic feel. Whether you’re looking for the perfect engagement ring or just a unique piece of jewelry, the Portrait Cut is sure to make any diamond or gemstone look its best.


A Portrait Cut: One of the Most Elegant of all Diamond Cuts

When it comes to choosing a diamond or gemstone for a piece of jewelry, there are many different cuts to choose from.

One of the earliest diamond cuts, the portrait cut is a style of diamond cutting characterized by its unique shape and extraordinary brilliance.

It's considered one of the most elegant of all diamond cuts, with its facets designed to create an intense sparkle and reflection that creates an unforgettable presence when worn.

Rectangle Portrait Cut Diamond Engagement Ring | Popular Portrait Cut Diamonds

If you're shopping for a diamond ring, you might be wondering about the different types of cuts.

The portrait cut is an ancient style that is becoming increasingly popular. Unlike traditional round or princess cut diamonds, a portrait cut diamond,

  • can be square or rectangular in shape;
  • has a shallower depth, which helps to create a more dramatic look;
  • can make the diamond appear larger than it actually is;
  • with its rectangular shape helps to elongate and accentuate the wearer's finger.

If you're looking for an incredibly unique and eye-catching diamond engagement ring, the portrait cut is definitely worth considering.



EG Bespoke Ltd has some popular loose portrait cut diamonds. These diamonds are ideal for those who want to create their own unique engagement ring or aesthetic piece of jewelry.

Loose stones are available in a wide range of sizes, shapes, cuts and colors, making your next purchase a truly customizable option with EG Bespoke Ltd.



Rectangle Portrait Cut Sapphire

Rectangle Portrait Cut Sapphires have been a popular choice for engagement rings and other fine jewelry for many years. But what are the benefits of choosing a Rectangle Portrait Cut Sapphire over other shapes and cuts?

  • For starters, the Rectangle Portrait Cut Sapphire has a very elegant look.
  • The long, slender shape of the stone is stylish and classic, and the rectangular facets add a touch of sophistication.
  • In addition, the Rectangle Portrait Cut Sapphire is very versatile. It can be set in a variety of different settings, from simple solitaire designs to more elaborate multi-stone pieces.
  • And because the Rectangle Portrait Cut Sapphire is available in a wide range of colors, it is easy to find a stone that perfectly suits your style.

Whether you are looking for a classic engagement ring or an incredibly unique piece of fine jewelry, the Rectangle Portrait Cut Sapphire is a great option.

Emily Gill has some loose rectangle portrait cut sapphires that are perfect examples of their even cut and stunning color, just waiting to be placed in a custom setting for you.

Her rectangle-shaped, portrait-cut sapphires are typically found in a range of colors from blue to green, making them a versatile gemstone for any type of jewelry.

Emily Gill Sapphires are also known for their excellent clarity and no visible inclusions, making them a high-quality gemstone.


The Benefits of Choosing a Portrait Cut Gemstone or Diamond Jewelry

When it comes to choosing a gemstone for a piece of jewelry, there are a number of factors to consider.  Here's an overview of some of the benefits of choosing a portrait cut gemstone.

The Cut of the Stone.

The most popular gemstone cuts are round and oval, but the portrait cut is an increasingly popular option.

This cut is characterized by its rectangular shape and raised facets, which create a distinctive three-dimensional effect.

Unlike other cuts, the portrait cut can be used for a wide range of stones, from diamonds to sapphires.

The Setting

In addition, the portrait cut can be set in a variety of ways, making it a versatile option for custom jewelry.   

The low profile of a portrait cut gemstone makes it appropriate for a wide variety of settings and great for daily wear. 

The Natural Light-Reflecting Properties

Perhaps most importantly, the portrait cut is designed to maximize the stone's natural light-reflecting properties, resulting in a brilliant and eye-catching sparkle.

For all of these reasons, the portrait cut is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a truly unique piece of jewelry.

Ultimately, the best way to choose the right stone is to take your time and browse through all of your options.

Emily Gill has a wide selection of portrait cut diamonds and gemstones in her online store, so visit her website today to find the perfect one for your needs!

See over 100+ loose portrait cut gemstones in Emily's Collection.



So There You Have It!

How Can you Find the Best Portrait Cut Diamonds and Gemstones?

Emily Gill of EG Bespoke Jewellers in Toronto, Ontario is a master at sourcing and selecting the finest portrait cut diamonds and gemstones from all over the world.

She has an uncanny ability to find the most beautiful and unique stones, and her custom pieces are truly works of art.

Emily will work with you one-on-one to find the perfect stones for your project, and her stunning cuts will take your jewelry collection to the next level.

Don't settle for anything less than the best - visit Emily Gill of EG Bespoke Jewellers in Toronto, Ontario today!


SEE Emily's Collection of Portrait Cut Diamonds and Sapphires Here!


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