During the Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco eras, the Old European cut was a popular diamond choice. As knowledge and technology advanced over time, diamond cutting techniques became more refined. Cut design progressed toward larger tables, smaller culets and longer, leaner facets. While Old Europeans were cut primarily for colour, the Round Brilliant is cut for brilliance.
The round brilliant cut diamond is that the most well-known and popular shape of diamond cut. It was first created in the 17th century, but it wasn’t until 100 years ago that the cut really started to come into its own. Early Modern Brilliant Cut Diamonds: Invented in 1919 by Marcel Tolkowsky, the brilliant cut for the first time put very specific proportions and mathematical computation to the cutting of stones in order to create maximum brilliance and dispersion of light.
With the technology that is available now, computers are used to determine the exact characteristics of a diamond, using light to increase the glow in a diamond. Computers are useful because they can give a stone perfect symmetry. One of the great things about round brilliant cut diamonds in the eyes of jewellers is that it leaves very little waste of a rough diamond and will provide maximum value.
This progression has resulted in diamonds from different periods having quite distinct appearances. Over time, table facets became larger, culets smaller, and star facets and lower half facets longer. If you rock or tilt one among the older-style gems, you’ll see a special face-up pattern of sunshine and dark than you’d with a up to date brilliant-cut.
Over the last thirty years, the demand for round brilliant cut diamonds has increased. Because of this, the diamond market became saturated with round brilliant cut diamonds.
What is a Round Brilliant cut diamond?
The cut refers to the level of symmetry in the diamond and it shows off the reflective qualities of the diamond. A diamond that’s well cut are going to be ready to boast the utmost amount of fireside , light, and sparkle- qualities that a diamond is understood for. The cut can also make the diamond appear to be larger than it is. The most popular cut, in particular others, is that the round brilliant cut.
The Round Brilliant Cut boasts 58 facets (including the culet) and and is a cone-like shape that offers exceptional white light reflection, also known as brilliance.
As diamond cuts evolved into today’s 57- or 58-facet round brilliants, styles progressed through many stages. By 1750, when the brilliant cut had developed into a method with a circular face-up outline, it had skilled many variations in facet size and proportions. These included table size, crown height, length of the lower half facets, total depth, and culet size. Depths, angles and proportions work together to generate a diamond’s ability to emit fire and brilliance. Because Brilliant Cuts have a large number of carefully constructed facets, light reflects off them in a remarkable way.
WHY ARE ROUND CUT DIAMONDS SO POPULAR?
Round cut diamonds are the foremost popular diamond shape, in fact, they create up approximately 75% of all diamonds sold, and about 60% of all engagement rings.
Here are the main reasons round cut diamonds are highly sought after:
Beauty: Round brilliant cut diamonds are exceptional. They’re cut with 58 facets that each one reflect light back to your eyes. For over 100 years, diamond cutters are perfecting the method for cutting round diamonds. The result: gorgeous gemstones with a classic appearance.
Brilliance: Brilliance is what makes a diamond sparkle. It’s the amount of white light that reflects off of the diamond’s table to your eyes. The ideal or excellent cut aspects of a round diamond provide more brilliance than any other shape.
Fire: A diamond’s fire refers to the amount of coloured light that is dispersed by the diamond. This coloured reflection gives a diamond character and beauty. When a round diamond has an excellent cut, it showcases a tremendous amount of fire.
Versatility: Because the round brilliant boasts a classic design, it complements many styles, from modern round cut diamond rings to vintage engagement rings.
Timeless Appearance: Round-shaped diamonds are a la mode for hundreds of years . With their beautiful facets and elegance, a round cut ring may be a classic choice which will be cherished and handed down for generations.
Is it the right choice for me?
In a word: Yes.
If you’re looking for a timeless Diamond with impressive brilliance, a Round Brilliant Cut Diamond may be the perfect choice. Consider first the quality of the diamond Cut, then i diamond Colour and diamond Clarity, to ensure the most stunning Round Cut Diamond.
We will always suggest that you view a few stones in natural light during a consultation. The correct diamond will literally “speak” to you.
As a jeweller with a combined amount of experience of more than 50 years, Your Diamonds will guide you to select the perfect Round Brilliant Cut diamond. We often find when a client views the diamonds, colour and clarity becomes less important than anticipated.