The round cut, also known as the round brilliant cut, is designed to maximize light reflection, resulting in a diamond that sparkles like no other. This cut features 58 facets (including the culet) that are precisely arranged to enhance the stone's brilliance (white light reflections) and fire (the dispersion of light into the colours of the spectrum). The round cut is not only the most popular diamond shape but also serves as a benchmark for grading the cut quality of other diamond shapes
Key features of a Round Cut Diamond include:Brilliance and Fire: Thanks to its cutting technique, the round cut offers unmatched brilliance and fire. The meticulous facet pattern allows for optimal light reflection.
Versatility: Its symmetrical shape makes it a versatile choice for various jewellery settings and styles, from classic solitaire engagement rings to modern halo designs.
Timelessness: The round cut has been beloved for centuries, and its appeal doesn't wane with fashion trends, ensuring that your jewellery remains in vogue for a lifetime.
Durability: The rounded edges of a round cut diamond are less prone to chipping compared to other cuts with sharp corners, making it a practical choice for everyday wear.
Choosing the Right Round Cut Diamond
When selecting a round cut diamond, consider the following factors:
Cut Quality: The cut is arguably the most crucial factor when choosing a round diamond because it directly influences the stone's sparkle. Look for diamonds with a cut grade of "Very Good" or "Excellent" to ensure maximum brilliance and fire.
Colour: Colour grading for diamonds ranges from D (colourless) to Z (light yellow or brown). While colourless diamonds (D-F) are most prized, the differences can be subtle, and stones in the G-I range often provide nearly the same visual effect at a lower price.
Clarity refers to the absence of inclusions and blemishes. While flawless diamonds are highly sought after, many imperfections are not visible to the naked eye. Consider diamonds graded VS1 or VS2 for a good balance of clarity and value.
- Carat Weight: Carat weight affects the diamond's size and, consequently, its price. Decide on the carat weight based on personal preference and budget, but remember that cut quality can make a smaller diamond appear larger due to its enhanced brilliance.
Round Cut Guide
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