Aside from giving the stone its shape, the cut of a diamond or gemstone determines a stones brilliance. Not all round shaped stones are round cut though; round cuts are specially cut with 58 facets to maximize light reflection or brilliance and are also called round brilliant cuts. This cut was created in 1919 and is the most popular cut by far, accounting for over half of all engagement rings feature round brilliant cut diamonds, and the majority in the solitaire style. Other non-brilliant, round shaped styles include rose cut and old mine cut.
Iconic and timeless, round cut engagement rings are the most classic and popular shape by far. From a design standpoint, a round brilliant diamond solitaire ring is the quintessential engagement ring, but when paired with an unconventional thick band or by swapping out a diamond for a colored gemstone, round cuts are versatile enough to make for a completely alternative look. Watch the video to learn more about round cut engagement rings.
See some of the rings we’ve designed using round cuts to get inspired.
If you want a safe bet on an engagement ring that will remain timeless, a round cut is your best bet. It’s the most popular engagement ring cut for a reason: it’s the most brilliant and sparkling cut, it hides flaws and imperfections in a stone, and it’s great for active lifestyles because there are no sharp edges.It may not be the best choice for those who want the most carat weight for their budget as round cuts tends to be the most expensive shape.
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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