Many people have a fixed conception of how grillz look: shiny gold teeth. The style is definitely popular, but as with many aspects of hip-hop culture, stereotypes continue to conceal the full breadth of this fashion statement. The beautiful truth is that there are many types of gold grillz, varying widely in their cuts and aesthetics. Some folks only discover this when they look into getting grillz for themselves. They realize that they have more options than what they thought they wanted.

If this happened to you, then you are dealing with the opposite of a problem — unless you are indecisive by nature. With so many different styles out there, you have a better shot at finding one that complements your own than the stereotypes might depict. Learning more about the different types of gold grillz will help you make the best choice for yourself.


Diamond Cut

Before you get any ideas, “diamond cut” does not refer to the material. You can get it in gold and silver. The name refers to the diamond shape, in the geometry sense (properly known as the rhombus). That does necessarily not make the grillz any less flashy. In fact, they can really stand out from the solid and pattern-free slugs you usually see. The mix of the material and the linework creates an astounding reflective effect when light shines on them.

Trillion Cut, a popular subtype, features a myriad of diamonds with so much glint and polish that some fans call them Trillionaire Grillz. The Princess Cut style stands out with a design of horizontal and vertical lines, tipping the diamonds to their side. Straying even further from the diamond pattern is Alligator Cut. Every shape is unique because of the jagged, gnarly cuts. As different as their patterns may be, they all retain that diamond cut spirit and flair.

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Diamond Dust

Diamond dust is technically another subtype in the diamond cut family, rather than a material made from crushed gems (what a waste that would be!). What makes it deserving of its own designation is that it is a brilliant, sparkling finish to be applied over a set of grillz. The name is fitting, which should make any disappointment disappear. With these grillz in your mouth, your smile would reveal an entire galaxy.

The concept may sound terribly tacky, making for something that is flashy even by grillz standards. Yet somehow, it comes off to many fans as the opposite. The tiny glints, even en masse, are less in-your-face than the giant gems that comprise many sets of grillz. As a result, they consider diamond dust to be more modern, minimalist, and sophisticated — while still leaving quite an impression.


Open Face

This distinct type of gold grillz leaves much less room for confusion with its name. Just in case, you should also know about its nickname, “outline grillz.” Rather than completely cover your teeth in gold, the design only covers the edges, leaving a window for the actual teeth to be visible. You know longer need to choose when you should flash your grillz or show off your real smile.

Windows come in all kinds of styles to match different forms of architecture. Similarly, open face grillz give plenty of room to its designers for creativity, and to its wearers for self-expression. The outline can be thin or thick, and it could ring around all your teeth or only a few. The inside of the opening can even come in different shapes, such as circles, ovals, and hearts.


High Polished

When most people hear the word “grillz,” the kind that they imagine is the kind that we in the business would call “high polished.” No geometric patterns nor dusty finishes adorn them. No space is left for your natural dentures to show through. Its only gimmick is its purity. The mold consumes the teeth, and all you can see when you grin or grimace at the mirror is gold.

As with all grillz, enthusiasts can get creative in how they sculpt them. The golds can be decked out in various colors besides the traditional shade of yellow, including chrome-like white and jewelry-resembling rose. The shape can even be cut so that every tooth is a fang. However you do it, your high polished grillz will literally dazzle.


Two Tone

Two tone grillz are for those who want it all and do not want to choose. This type of gold grillz combines two styles within the same set. With so many different styles out there, the possibilities will feel boundless. You could even conceivably take all the styles mentioned above and blend any two into something new and marvelous. Try to picture diamond dust on a diamond cut pattern, or that same pattern with an outline of a complementary color.

One popular form of two tone grillz interprets the name as meaning two color tones. While most of the dentures are one type of gold — for example, classic gold — the molars are capped with another kind — such as white gold. This style basically combines high polished and French tip, a type of gold grillz that focuses on the molars (Beyoncé is a fan).

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Find All Types of Gold Grillz Online

Grillz can be far more interesting, stylish, weird, unique, and personal than many people believe. This fact should not be so surprising. After all, grillz are the product of metalworking, which is not just a craft but an art. All these styles play with both form and expectations.

You can find all the types of gold grillz described above here at Seattle Gold Grills. We offer a wide variety of products in each type, exploring the many ways that one can be expressive and inventive within that style. If you want something that is even less defined by type, you can check out our selection of custom gold grillz. Those products are total originals drawn straight from the minds and hands of our artisans. Visit our website today and step into a wider world.