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    Heart-shaped diamond

    Hello,

    Is this correct?

    "He gave her a big sparkling heart-shaped diamond on her birthday."

    Can we also talk about a "round" or "oval" or "square" diamond?

    Thank you.

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    Re: Heart-shaped diamond

    Heart-shaped diamond is a usual expression.

    Also heart diamond.

    The other possible adjectives to describe the shape of diamonds:

    ROUND, PRINCESS, OVAL, MARQUISE, PEAR, CUSHION, EMERALD, ASSCHER, RADIANT AND HEART.
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    Re: Heart-shaped diamond

    Quote Originally Posted by naweewra View Post
    Can we also talk about a "round" or "oval" or "square" diamond?
    You can cut a diamond into any shape, so all of these are possible.

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    Re: Heart-shaped diamond

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    You can cut a diamond into any shape, so all of these are possible.
    Sorry Tdol, although theoretically a diamond could be cut into more shapes, the industry and its clientele impose precisely those listed above.

    Obviously this is not the right place to discuss about it, and I am not a diamond expert, but I know for sure that there have been just a few more shapes along the history.

    If we are talking about English language, we could refer to a rose-shaped diamond or a flame-shaped one, or a tooth-shaped diamond ready to be implanted in the jaw of some rich guy, but it would be unrealistic.
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    Re: Heart-shaped diamond

    I saw an advert recently for a company which takes the ashes of a deceased relative or friend, turns them into a diamond and then form it into any shape you desire. I realise it's not a natural diamond but it's still a diamond.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: Heart-shaped diamond

    Do you mean something like http://www.diamondgeezer.com/blog/human-ashes/ ?

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    Re: Heart-shaped diamond

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    You can cut a diamond into any shape, so all of these are possible.
    But there realistic limits of course I'll bet nobody's ever cut a diamond in the shape of a steam engine, for example...

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    The Ems variety of wacky shape isn't cut!
    Last edited by BobK; 15-Aug-2014 at 16:49. Reason: PS added

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    Re: Heart-shaped diamond

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I saw an advert recently for a company which takes the ashes of a deceased relative or friend, turns them into a diamond and then form it into any shape you desire. I realise it's not a natural diamond but it's still a diamond.
    We are not talking about the same thing, emsr2d2. I am referring to natural pure diamonds, and not about sensationalist experiments often completly failing in their practical implementation, when not bordering a scam.

    Anyway, I think were are wandering off. This is an English language forum. Of course you could say, for instance, an eye-shape diamond to represent such an object in a Sci-Fi movie.

    Or here.
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