Are round diamonds the most expensive?
Yes, this is because there is more rough diamond wastage during the cutting and polishing process in comparison to other shapes. It is also a complex cut that requires high skill to achieve its perfect symmetry.
Why are round diamonds so popular?
The round diamond is a timeless classic that rose in popularity from the "Diamond is Forever" ad campaign created by De Beers in 1948. Since then, the simplistic yet classic shape of the round diamond has been the most sought after choice for engagement rings. It is also the shape with the most brilliance and fire therefore sparkles the most compared to other diamond shapes.
What is the best value colour grade for round diamonds?
Even though colour grade is personal preference, the best value color grade for round cut diamonds is the G and H color. This is because the G and H colour are still considered white under normal daily light conditions - even more so in your Janai ring.
Does colour or clarity matter more in a round diamond?
Inclusions are not as noticeable in round diamonds meaning you can get away with a lower clarity grade therefore a round diamond with an SI1 or SI2 clarity grade or higher is sufficient. You can also get away with lower colour grades as round diamonds are cut where they can reflect more light and hence give the illusion of a higher colour grade.