We all know the standard fancy shapes that have existed for many years and that are based on brilliant and step cuts such as the heart, oval, pear, cushion and princess.

Then there’s cuts that carry the name of their creators such as the famous Asscher cut by the Dutch Asscher family that was created in early the 1900s and then redesigned by the latter generation as the Royal Asscher. And since 1999 there’s the Tycoon cut.

What is the Tycoon cut?

The Tycoon cut was created by two cousins named Kejejian in 1999, in a search to distinguish themselves in an already crowded diamond market.

And they succeeded by creating a unique simple cut that is visible to the naked eye. Its main shape as it was originally created is rectangular, but can be fashioned as a square, taper, trapezoid or with cut-corners to suit all tastes.

It is composed of only 9 crown facets, with the main central facet, the table, being its main particularity as it is shaped like a diamond. The crown is said to hide inclusions that may be present better than a traditional square cut. And 20 step-cut pavilion facets that make the diamond appear of a better colour grade. This combination of crown and pavilion facets adds more fire and brilliance to the diamond overall.

In order to cater to a large audience, this cut is also produced in melee sizes for the engagementrings with halos and side stones.

Choosing this cut for your engagement ring

Taking all this into consideration, there is practically no reason not to choose this diamond cut for a potential engagementring as it really provides this out-of-the ordinary look a person often seeks.

Yet again, should you not like the squarish shapes the Tycoon cut is made in, then you can find the right alternative for you with one of the other lovely fancy shapes or a round brilliant diamond.


At BAUNAT we have a beautiful collection of classical and designer engagementrings in yellow, red and white gold but also in platinum. We offer round brilliant cut diamonds as well as many fancy shapes. And should you still not find what you are looking for, then please do note hesitate to contact our team of designers who will assist you in the process of creating your very own engagementring.

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