What is Radiant Cut Diamond?
The radiant cut diamond is much loved by diamond enthusiasts as it’s 70 intricate facets take true precision to create. With a beautiful emerald-like shape combined with the electrifying brilliance of a round brilliant cut, you are sure to double take! Although new to the diamond industry, the radiant cut has gained its position in the classic diamond cuts with its ever-increasing demand among engagement ring designs. The radiant cut is suitable in any style however is most popular complimented by a halo setting or in a solitaire design.
The radiant diamond is a new cut to grace the industry and was introduced by a master diamond cutter Henry Grossbard in 1977.
After being in the industry for 30 years, Grossbard endeavoured to create something truly spectacular. Grossbard was in awe of the long, elegant shape of the emerald cut diamond and captivated by the brilliance and fire produced by the round brilliant cut. Driven by his passion, Grossbard envisioned the hybrid now known as the radiant cut.
This illustration shows the different views of a radiant cut diamond.
The radiant is a brilliant cut fancy shaped diamond that is designed with specific features that allow light to be caught and reflected beautifully. With an impressive 70 facets, the radiant cut produces an unrivalled brilliance and fire.
Radiant and emerald cut diamonds are occasionally confused as their shapes are similar. However, the distinctive differences of the radiant cut diamonds bevelled corners and kite shaped facets creates a brilliance disparate of the emerald cut.
At Janai, we offer the radiant cut in both a cut cornered square modified brilliant and cut corner rectangular modified brilliant. The square radiant depicts a classic look, whereas the rectangular radiant offers an elongated finish. A ratio between 1.00 to 1.05 is ideal for a square radiant. Whereas, a ratio between 1.15 to 1.25 is ideal for a rectangular radiant. However, the rectangular radiant ratio can be discovered between 1.05 to 1.35.Both versions are stunning and suitable in any design, the radiant cut is a striking choice for an engagement ring that is guaranteed to impress!
Can a radiant cut diamond have a bowtie?
Yes. A bowtie is a dark bow-like shape through the centre of a diamond and like all elongated shapes, a radiant cut diamond is susceptible to a bowtie effect when cut poorly. The craftsmanship behind a radiant cut diamond is of such high importance as misaligned facets can create this bowtie effect.
When selecting an engagement ring, it is important to consider the craftsmanship of not only the ring but the diamond itself. This can make a considerable difference in the light performance and quality of the diamond regardless of the 4 C’s gradings.
At Janai, we will take the utmost care to provide you the knowledge to confidently select a diamond with premium craftsmanship, but also the promise of flawless aftercare service including lifetime complimentary cleaning and inspection.
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