Radiant Cut

Radiant cut diamonds are truly a marvel of gemstone cutting. They are renowned for their stunning beauty, with an unmatched level of brilliance and fire that captures the eye of anyone who gazes upon them. Radiant is a rectangular or square-shaped diamond cut with cut corners that give the stone a unique silhouette, making it a popular choice for engagement rings.

This cut is designed to maximize the diamond’s brilliance by combining the best elements of the emerald and round brilliant cuts. Radiant is particularly suited to colored diamonds, as it emphasizes the stone’s color, making it more vibrant and intense. It is also an excellent choice for those who prefer a larger carat size without sacrificing the diamond’s sparkle.

Overall, radiant diamonds are a beautiful and versatile choice for any engagement ring that will continue to capture the hearts of those who admire them for generations to come.

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Radiant Cut: Extra Sparkle!

A radiant diamond appears slimmer than a cushion cut, one of the oldest diamond cuts on the market. Although these stone cuts might look almost identical at first glance, they have different ratios and measurements setting them apart. Radiants appear less bulky and more streamlined than cushion cut, which have a “heavier” appearance due to their vintage-inspired elegance.

The radiant cut was invented in 1977, renewing popularity for square cut stones. This modified (cut-cornered rectangular) radiant cut diamond commonly contains 70 facets with 25 facets on the crown, 8 on the girdle, and 37 on the pavilion.

Modern Style Cut 

Step out in style with a radiant diamond engagement ring featuring a blend of contemporary faceting and vintage-inspired elegance of an emerald cut because of its clipped corners but high brilliance.

FAQs – Radiant Cut Diamond

What is a Radiant Cut diamond?

A Radiant Cut diamond is a rectangular or square shaped diamond with trimmed corners, known for its brilliance and fire.

How does the Radiant Cut compare to other diamond cuts?

Radiant combines the brilliance of a round cut diamond with the rectangular shape of an Emerald Cut. It also has more facets than most other diamond cuts, which increases its sparkle.

What is the best carat weight for a Radiant diamond?

The best carat weight for a Radiant diamond will depend on personal preference and budget. A larger carat weight will result in a more impressive looking diamond, but will also be more expensive.

Are Radiant Cut diamonds suitable for engagement rings?

Yes, Radiant diamonds are a popular choice for engagement rings due to their unique shape and brilliance.

What is the ideal length-to-width ratio for a Radiant diamond?

The ideal length-to-width ratio for a Radiant diamond is between 1.00 and 1.05 for a square shape, and between 1.20 and 1.50 for a rectangular shape.

Are Radiant Cut diamonds rare?

Radiant diamonds are not as common as round or princess cut diamonds, but they are still widely available.

What is the best metal for a Radiant Cut diamond ring?

The best metal for a Radiant diamond ring will depend on personal preference. Popular options include white gold, yellow gold, rose gold and platinum.

Are there any common inclusions that occur in Radiant diamonds?

Radiant diamonds can have inclusions such as crystals, feathers, and pinpoints.

How can I care for my Radiant diamond?

To care for your Radiant diamond, it is recommended to avoid exposing it to harsh chemicals and extreme temperatures, clean it regularly with a mild detergent and warm water, and store it in a safe place.

Can I have a Radiant diamond re-cut or re-polished?

Re-cutting or re-polishing a Radiant diamond is not recommended as it may result in a significant loss of carat weight and/or sparkle. It is best to choose the best quality diamond within your budget.

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