Aside from giving the stone its shape, the cut of a diamond or gemstone determines a stones brilliance. Radiant cut is a deep cut perfect square with rounded edges and cut corners. Created in the 1970’s, radiant cuts have the brilliance of a round cut, a shape like an emerald cut, and between 53 and 70 facets for maximum sparkle.
Radiant cut engagement rings naturally have a classic look because of their shape and brilliance. They’re most commonly seen in timeless styles like solitaire rings or, as the center stone in a three stone ring. A radiant cut gemstone or placing a rectangular radiant horizontally will give you a much more alternative look. Watch the video to learn more about designing rings with radiant cut stones.
See some of the rings we’ve designed using radiant cuts to get inspired.
Radiant cut engagement rings are a good choice if you want maximum sparkle in a square shape. Because there are no sharp corners, it’s a safe choice for active lifestyles or those that work with their hands or are rough on their jewelry. They’re not a good cut for someone who wants the most carat weight for their budget because the deep cut, but because radiant cuts are good at masking imperfections and color in diamonds, you may be able to get away with a larger stone with more imperceptible flaws than you would with other cuts.
So you’ve figured out your stone cut. Now, to halo or not to halo?
Depending on your rings style, a round cut can go classic, vintage, or alternative.
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