The Round Cut Diamond

When you are shopping for a diamond ring one the most important things to consider is which type of cut you desire. The cut determines the dimensions, brilliance, and finish of jewelry. The most popular diamond cut the classic round cut or round brilliant cut. Pictured below, you can see this type of cut amplifies the brilliance and scintillation of the diamond. This can make it seem as though the ring sparkles and dances in the light. The round brilliant cut is coned shaped which helps the light reflect to the top of the diamond. This is how they achieve that amazing diamond sparkle!




Now for a bit of history on the round cut diamond. Believe it or not, this type of cut dates back all the way to the 17th century when they were know as Mazarins! A breakthrough was made when Vincent Peruzzi increased the number of crown facets from 17 to 33, this dramatically increased the amount of brilliance and fire. Since then the round cut has become the most popular diamond cut in the world!



If you are looking for the perfect diamond the round brilliant cut diamond is certainly a fantastic options, but if you are just not interested in this type of cut check out the princess cut diamond here!

The Princess Cut

There are a large variety of cut types for diamonds, but recently one of the most popular has been The Princess Cut. A Princess Cut is achieved by cutting the top of the diamond into a square shape while keeping the overall shape similar to that of a pyramid. This cut was developed by Israel Itzkowitz in 1979 at Ambar Diamonds in Los Angeles as an alternative to the round brilliant cut. The diameter of the princess cut is usually smaller than that of a round cut with the same carat weight, and the length is usually slightly longer than that of a round cut.


Here is what you need to know if you are thinking of purchasing a Princess Cut Diamond. First of all, a princess cut diamond does sacrifice some brilliance in order to have its unique square shape. The Princess Cut Diamond does tend to be a little less expensive than it's round counterpart, which is great for the conscious consumer. A Princess Cut Diamond also has to have a four prong setting on your ring so make sure you take this into account when purchasing this type of stone.

Welcome To Perfect Diamonds!

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