What Are Diamond Accents?

What Are Diamond Accents?

Diamonds are one of the world's most beautiful gems, and they can do more than take center stage. Smaller diamonds can surround the main gem of any type of jewelry to create a more complex piece. Here is an overview of what diamond accents are and how they can improve a basic piece of jewelry! 

What Is A Diamond Accent? 

One diamond or other gem is beautiful on its own, but surrounding it with smaller diamonds makes a ring, pendant, or other piece even more elegant. This technique includes both diamonds that are only somewhat smaller than the main gem and tiny flecks of diamonds that are intended more to add extra sparkle to the piece than to actually look like diamonds. Diamond accents of any size add complexity, depth, and elegance to your basic gem that becomes the centerpiece of something even more attractive. 

Types Of Diamond Accents

There are four main types of diamond accents that are generally determined by their size, cut, and most common use. 


Baguette diamonds are rectangular, step cut diamonds that are used as side stones or to cover the entire length of a ring or other piece. 


Marquise diamonds are oval shaped diamonds that are typically used as side stones. 


Trillion diamonds are especially sparkly triangular diamonds that are often used as side stones for pieces that use three stones. 


Round diamonds work well with nearly any shape or style of main diamond or other gem. 

Choosing the Right Diamond Accents

Diamond accents can make a custom piece of jewelry even more meaningful, but it is important to choose a style that complements the rest of the piece. Considering the size, color, shape, clarity and other elements of your diamonds is a must in order to make sure they do their job of accenting your main gem instead of distracting from it. 

At Lesley Ann Jewels, we offer a wide variety of pieces with diamond accents, and we can also work with you to design custom jewelry that incorporates this finishing touch. Contact us today to learn more about how to choose a piece that meets your needs or to browse our collection!