The radiant cut diamond makes for an excellent choice alternative to the popular princess cut, for its classic look and exceptional sparkle. The angled or trimmed corners of the radiant cut diamond are one of the most attractive traits and this gives the cut a unique identity of its own. The radiant cut is a hybrid shape with the flexibility to be cut in a square or rectangular shape. Like the cushion cut diamond the radiant has a flexible design that gives the diamond cutter a very high weight return out of a sometimes difficult shaped rough diamond. The radiant cut diamond is quite an inexpensive shape and if often a popular shape for coloured diamonds because of its compact facets and the ability for the diamond to still sparkle when cut with extra depth. The extraordinary fire of a 1ct radiant cut diamond makes it an ideal choice for a solitaire setting and even as side stones.
The Origin of the Radiant Cut Diamonds:
Henry Grossbard of Radiant Cut Diamond Company is credited for creating the radiant cut diamond in the year 1977. The original square or step-cut edges did not possess the fire and brilliance of the modern brilliant cut so Grossbard’s invention of the hybrid style, changed people’s notion of the square and rectangular shape. Basically, it is said to be the first square cut diamond that is blessed with an absolutely brilliant-cut facet pattern on both the crown and the pavilion.
Unique Features of the Radiant Cut Diamonds:
The radiant cut diamond has around 70 facets, with 37 on the pavilion, 25 on the crown and 8 on the girdle. The facets are a beautiful combination of triangular and non-triangular. The arrangement pattern of these facets, accounts for the brilliance and fire of the radiant cut diamond which is said to be at par with the round brilliant cut.
The angled and truncated corners of the radiant cut diamonds make the stone durable and less prone to chipping. An ideal square radiant cut usually has ratios between 1.00 and 1.05 whereas an ideal rectangular radiant can have ratios ranging from above 1.05 to 1.50. The extra facets of the radiant cut, allow maximum light dispersion through the stone. This makes it the most brilliant of all the square and rectangular shape stones. Any possible flaws or inclusions in the radiant cut can thus be camouflaged.
The combination of hybrid cut, brilliant fire, large facets, step-cuts and striking shape, make the radiant cut diamond an ideal choice for someone who wishes to “have it all”. So if you have decided to get a radiant cut diamond for yourself, entrust your trust in us.
The experts at Diamond Brokers Queensland will educate you on all the factors that contribute to a radiant cut diamond’s quality and help you get the perfect one. You will surely get a sparkler of your choice from our extensive and impressive collection.
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