A radiant cut diamond has 70 facets, allowing it to emit a considerable amount of sparkle. It is an exuberant and vibrant diamond with brilliant-cut pattern, applied to the bottom half and upper part of the stone.
Who Invented the Radiant Cut Diamond?
The mastermind behind this particular diamond cut is a man named Henry Grossbard. This sparkly diamond invented in the late 1970’s, is regarded as the second most modern fancy shape after princess cut. It has been popular among engagement ring buyers since its invention.
Which is the Best Radiant Diamond Should I Choose for My Ring?
The answer to this depends on many factors, including your preferences and budget. If you are strapped for cash, then a diamond in the following specifications would be your best bet.
- At least a 1 carat diamond
- A color grade of ‘G’ or above
- A clarity grade of SI1 or above
- A length to width ratio of 1.00 to 1.04 for the square shape or 1.20 to 1.35 for the rectangular shape
- No florescence
- Polish and symmetry falling in the range of ‘Very Good’ grade to ‘Excellent’ grade
Which are Some Popular Settings for Radiant Cut Diamond?
The radiant cut stone is often mounted in a claw setting. It makes for an excellent solitaire, which shows off the distinct diamond cut. Some people opt to complement the center radiant diamond with rectangular or trilliant cut diamonds on the sides of the centerpiece. If you are looking for design inspiration, then you have some celebrity radiant cut engagement rings to take cues from. One is the tennis player Anna Kournikova’s yellow diamond engagement ring accented with colorless trillion cut stones. The other one is the model Megan Fox’s ring featuring a halo setting.
Which is the Best Alternative to a Radiant Cut Diamond?
It is an alternative to an emerald cut diamond, the one that appears just like the emerald gemstone. It served as a substitute for the emerald shaped stone because it reflects the light excellently. The latter has relatively fewer facets and more of a step diamond cut. If you want to have deep large facets, then your best option would be an emerald shaped diamond. However, if you want plenty of shine and radiance, then look no further than the radiant cut diamond.