The radiant cut diamond engagement ring couples the fiery brilliance of a round brilliant with the linear clarity of the emerald cut. Henry Grossbard’s three-plus decades of development led to this magnificent fusion of clarity and fire by creating the “brilliantized step cut”. This new cutting technique amplified the best qualities and light behavior of both the emerald and round. The radiant evolved from an original 61 facets to the 70 standard facets used today.
The shape of your radiant diamond will be square to rectangular. The table or “flat top facet” will be large, accounting for approximately 60% of the stone’s width. A deep, rough crystal is required for the radiant since depth is needed for the facet work on the lower portion that creates the brilliance. Radiants will appear smaller than other diamonds of the same carat weight when viewed from above. This cost per carat is one of the least expensive diamond shapes, allowing a buyer greater price flexibility for a larger gemstone. Most diamonds available in this cut will be 1 carat or larger.
The radiant maximizes color, making it an excellent choice for fancy colored diamonds, such as this fancy intense yellow radiant cut engagement ring. Due to the stone’s unique shape and circular life, radiants look especially stunning when accented with either squared, trillion or round accent stones.The 70 facets and angled corners in this fiery beauty can help to conceal flaws and inclusions. A high quality radiant diamond can make a stone appear to have better color than the same diamond of simpler cut. The more brilliant the radiant appears, the higher quality cut. It takes a highly skilled diamantaire to create the best radiant cut diamond.
The radiant cut engagement ring is a perfect choice for anyone that doesn’t want to compromise brilliance, but prefers a diamond that is not round. This incredibly rare and beautiful gem is also an amazing value. Browse Mark Broumand’s collection of rare and exquisite radiant cut eternity bands and engagement rings in a variety of precious metals and ring settings sure to fit every budget and your taste.