The radiant cut diamond was invented in 1977 by Henry Grossbard and represents the beautiful merger of the elegance of the emerald cut diamond, and the unparalleled brilliance of the round cut. But it’s more than a merger. A radiant cut diamond engagement ring or anniversary ring maximizes the beauty of each of these two diamonds, and adheres to the same cut as was designed by Grossbard on his original cut.
In developing this unique shape and cut, Grossbard actually created a new style of cutting, called a brillantized step cut. This brilliantized step cut is what allows the radiant to enjoy a similar cut to the emerald, while maintaining the sparkle of the round.
You may believe that a radiant cut is just a princess cut diamond without the sharp corners; however, more than just shape comes into play here. These two cuts reflect light differently. The princess cut has a linear life (which creates a black X appearance within the stone) whereas the radiant cut has a circular life, which allows it to reflect light from a variety of angles. The result is a squared diamond with a brilliance that borders on fiery.
A radiant cut diamond engagement ring is ideal for someone who wants the beautiful shape of a squared diamond (like the emerald), without compromising the brilliance of the round cut. Oftentimes people find the round cut too commonly worn, and are looking for an alternative that shines just as beautifully. Radiant cut diamond rings provide that appearance.
At Mark Broumand, our selection of radiant cut diamond engagement rings and anniversary rings capture the brilliance of the round cut, in a unique shape of its own. Our designs and settings range, and can be customized to match your specific tastes.
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