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All You Need to Know About Choosing a Kite Cut Diamond for Your Engagement Ring

Rachel Akmakjian


Rachel Akmakjian

Choosing an engagement ring is exciting, but finding the perfect diamond cut for your engagement ring is a big task. If you’re looking for something unique and eye-catching, a kite cut diamond might be the sparkler you’ve been dreaming of. 

Let’s dive into the world of kite cut diamonds, exploring their history, creation, and who wears them.

What You Will Learn

What exactly is a kite cut diamond?

Picture a traditional diamond or rhombus shape — four elongated sides and pointy corners. That’s what this diamond shape looks like.


diamond or rohmbus

Kite diamonds, also known as “delta cuts,” have a distinctive shape resembling a kite or a simple diamond-shaped outline. Their four straight sides and sharp corners give them a modern and edgy look. Step cut facets descend the center of the stone and reflect the light in shiny flashes.

Kite diamonds, also known as “delta cuts,”


The History and Craftsmanship of Kite Cut Diamonds

Kite cut diamonds burst onto the scene in the 1970s during a heyday of innovative diamond cutting. (This was also when the radiant cut made its debut.) Inspired by the geometric shapes and the asymmetry of Art Deco designs, diamond cutters began experimenting, and the kite cut diamond was born. Today, the kite shaped diamond engagement ring has become a go-to for the modern bride

To create a kite cut, skilled diamond cutters meticulously shape a rough stone into a kite-shaped form. They carefully align the facets in a step cut pattern, maximizing the stone’s brilliance.

However, a step cut diamond will never offer the extra sparkle of a brilliant cut diamond. Instead, well-cut, step cut diamonds have a fiery, flashy sparkle.

The craftsmanship required for a kite-cut diamond is a true testament to the diamond cutter’s expertise and artistry.

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Is a Kite Cut Diamond Right for Me?

Would a kite cut diamond suit your hand shape? Fear not — this unique cut is versatile and can complement various hand shapes. 

  • If you have long, slender fingers, a kite cut diamond looks natural and refined. 
  • On shorter fingers of a larger ring size, this diamond cut adds a sense of elongation thanks to its oblong shape. 

Kite shaped diamonds add sophistication to any hand.

Additionally, kite cut diamonds are perfect for those who dare to be different. If you’re a trendsetter who loves to stand out, this unconventional shape is for you. 

Depending on the ring setting, a kite shaped stone can also be extremely romantic and elegant. When a ring features a halo around the diamond, there’s always an extra sense of glitz and glamor. 

Kite cut diamonds exude confidence, originality, and a touch of contemporary flair.

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The Best Diamond Colors and Ring Settings for the Kite Cut

When it comes to choosing the perfect ring setting for a kite-shaped diamond, the options are plentiful. 

Since kite diamonds have a unique and contemporary look, you’ll find them in many modern and minimalist settings. Consider a timeless solitaire or sleek bezel setting to showcase the diamond’s edgy shape. 

A kite diamond also makes a beautifully bold center stone in three-diamond ring settings. 

As for metal types, white gold and platinum create a clean and sophisticated look, while rose gold adds a touch of warmth and romance. (Keep in mind that, depending on how the kite sits on the band, you may need a wedding band with an arch or ‘v’ shape to accommodate the kite’s deepest corner.) 

If you prefer unconventional beauty, then a kite shaped salt and pepper diamond may more specifically be your perfect match. 

Salt and pepper diamonds are a beautiful and unconventional alternative to white diamonds. These diamonds sport a gray hue with all-over black and white inclusions, creating a”salt and pepper” look and giving each stone a one-of-a-kind, rustic charm. They exude a sense of natural beauty and are a great choice for those looking for something outside tradition, and the unique color perfectly compliments the unique shape of the kite.

All You Need to Know About Choosing a Kite Cut Diamond for Your Engagement Ring

Do I Need Jewelry Insurance?

Accidents happen, and losing or damaging your engagement ring is devastating. With specialized jewelry insurance, you can rest easy knowing you’re always covered.

BriteCo’s affordable policy covers up to 125% of your ring’s appraised value, and it’s fast and easy to get started. 

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Rachel's expertise is further enhanced by her distinction as a Graduate Gemologist from the prestigious Gemological Institute of America (GIA), equipping her with exceptional knowledge in gem identification and grading. Her education and experiences have given her an in-depth understanding of the demands and expectations facing jewelers and customers in today’s evolving retail marketplace.