Of all the different shapes and cuts that diamonds have been formed into over the last century the round brilliant cut diamond is still the most superior and the most popular diamond cut on the market. The round diamond shape is synonymous in diamond imagery and lends itself effortlessly with jewellery design. It remains the top seller with around 70% of all sales being for the round brilliant diamond. Since the creation of the round diamond no other cut design has been able to produce the same superior sparkle and life from the rough diamond crystal, but to achieve this magnificent appearance a round brilliant cut diamond will loose up to 65% of its original weight. This means that a round brilliant cut diamond is not only expensive because of its popularity but also because of the waste factor involved with creating the final cut. Despite the large amount of waste diamond cutters will always choose to cut the round design over other shapes as it is perfectly suited to maximising the return from a complete rough crystal for the easiest and most profitable sale. Round brilliant diamonds also have the highest critical grading criteria and although a poor quality cut round diamond will still sparkle the brilliance, colour, clarity and symmetry of the diamond with all be affected by how well it has been cut to scientific proportions.
1ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring
When you enter the market for an engagement ring you will often find more questions than answers and depending on what you know (or have been instructed by your partner) there are going to be more choices than you expected.
If you have very little knowledge of what your partner would like and want to play your game safe then there is no better option than a 1ct round brilliant cut diamond solitaire engagement ring. There is no more classic engagement ring than the round brilliant cut set into a claw setting with a simple and sophisticated design.
A lot of the modern popularity for the round brilliant cut diamonds probably still extends from the masterful marketing by “Tiffany and Co.” who created the classic platinum six claw solitaire round brilliant diamond Tiffany engagement ring which still has amazing popularity and to this day is still a engagement ring standard choice.
A look into the History of the Round Brilliant Cut Diamond
The first traces of the round brilliant cut was found in the middle of the 17th century when diamond cutters had just started their search for the most refined and accurate ways of cutting diamonds. The first cross-cut diamond appeared in 1650, designed by Cardinal Mazarin. The Mazarin eventually unveiled the “old mine” or “old European cut” in the 1700s.
The round brilliant cut diamond first appeared in the scene with the publication of the thesis “Diamond Design: A Study of the Reflection and Refraction of Light in Diamond” by Marcel Tolkowsky back in the year 1919. A noted engineer and diamond cutter, Marcel Tolkowsky had assembled a set of the most accurate mathematical computation of proportions and angles that could maximize the diamond’s sparkling capacity. Tolkowsky’s specifications were 59.3% depth, 34.50 crown angle, 53% table and visible culet. Over the passage of time and with the advancement in technology, the figures were changed.
Unique Features of the Round Brilliant Cut:
The modern round brilliant cut has 58 facets that are distributed amongst the crown, girdle and pavilion. The standard ratio is between 1.00 and 1.02. This ratio is said to result in the maximum shine.
Table Diameter: 52.4 – 57.5%
Crown Angle: 33.7 – 35.8 degrees
Pavilion Angle: 42.2 – 43.8 %
Girdle Thickness: Thin to Slightly Thick
Pavilion Height: 43%
Crown Height: 16%
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If you wish to purchase a round brilliant cut diamond, our extensive collection is sure to impress you. We have round brilliant cut diamonds in all sizes or carat weight. Our experts will guide you in your endeavour to find the best that your budget can permit.
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