The sparkle of a diamond is its ability to take the light in and reflect it. When the diamond reflects more light from its facets, its sparkle will be more, causing the diamond to look more beautiful.
To create more sparkle, diamonds are cut into different shapes with many facets. Let’s take a look at which diamond cut offers the best sparkle.
Round Brilliant Cut
The round brilliant cut is undoubtedly the sparkliest diamond cut available today. The 58 facets of the round brilliant cut allow the light to enter the diamond. The light will reflect off the facets and create a beautiful sparkle. The cut was specially engineered for creating maximum sparkle.
Princess cut diamonds are also well known for having a very beautiful sparkle. They offer almost similar sparkle like that of the round brilliant cut diamond and also have a lower cost per carat when compared to round brilliant cut.
The main advantage of the radiant cut diamond is its 70 facets. This particular diamond cut is developed to combine the best features of the emerald cut and the round brilliant cut. With its 70 facets, radiant cut reflects the light beautifully. This might be one of the reasons for the huge popularity of radiant cut engagement rings.
The cushion cut diamond also reflects light brilliantly, creating great sparkle and fire. Even though the sparkle of the cushion cut is not comparable as that of round brilliant cut, it offers a good sparkle at a lower price per carat.
Oval cut diamond has a similar facet pattern as that of the round brilliant cut. The oval shape makes the diamond appear bigger. The 56 facets of the oval cut allow great reflection of light and great brilliance.
This heart-shaped diamond is cut similar to round brilliant cut diamond and has 56 to 58 facets. This number of facets offers the hear cut diamonds a high level of sparkle and fire.
Pear cut diamond’s facet pattern is almost similar to round brilliant cut. Pear cut diamonds have 58 facets, which allows the excellent reflection of light. The pear cut diamond may not be able to provide good sparkle, if it is cut poorly.
Marquise cut has 56 facets and the facet pattern is very similar to that of a round brilliant cut diamond. That means the marquise cut will be able to provide excellent sparkle. Also, marquise cut appears bigger than most of the other diamond cuts.