How To Choose Between Round And Square Drill
07.01.2021 | hand |
If you’re new to the world of diamond painting, you are about to embark on an exciting journey that is sure to provide hours of enjoyment as you express the artistry within you. But best of all, when you’re done, you’ll have an amazing work of art to display proudly in your home or office! Plus, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing you created it yourself. And, yes, anyone can do it!



Often referred to as 5-D diamonds due to the geometry of their multi-faceted surface, both round diamonds and square diamonds have different angled planes that reflect light to give the finished piece a sparkling effect. You may even find they shimmer like a disco ball, but without the boring repetitive beat and bad hairstyles!

Diamonds are also commonly referred to as a “drill,” referring to the shape of each individual diamond you’ll be applying to your canvas. 


round diamond graphic

Easy is Fun
Round diamonds are generally preferred by beginners, as they are easier and faster to pick up and place on the canvas with the applicator.
Double The Sparkle

Round diamonds are known to have a more sparkly appearance, especially on larger paintings. Our 26 facets Round Diamonds are cut differently from our competitors. They are designed to have MORE sparkle than any other diamonds on the market as others only have 13 facets. Double the facets, double the shine!

Can we have a round of applause for round diamonds? Shop our round diamond painting kits now!

square diamond graphic

The Perfect Fit
Diamonds of the square variety fit together very neatly, with no gaps, and are preferred when creating larger canvases.
The “Snap”
Another feature people really seem to like about the Square Diamonds is the satisfying “snap” sound they make when you are close to finished and filling in the gaps. The feeling has been compared to popping bubble wrap, which is arguably one of life’s greatest pleasures!
AB diamond graphic

Many of our Diamond Art kits include aurora borealis (AB) accented diamonds as well as Special stones!

AB Accented Diamonds are magical and take your diamond painting experience to the next level. The AB accented kits include one to three packs of AB diamonds with an iridescent coating that mimics the glow of the Northern Lights.

Nonetheless, certain mystery AB diamond painting kits also include special gems! Our special gems come in different shapes and sizes and are the perfect finishing touch to any artwork.

diamond art up close



With so many unique diamond art kits to choose from, the possibilities are endless!

Depending on your skill level, you may want to choose a drill that’s easiest to work with for you. As we covered, round diamonds can be easier to handle when getting started, but square diamonds make a more complete painting even though they do require more effort to place. The choice is up to you!

Tell us which diamonds you prefer in the comment section below!