Developed over twenty years ago, the Radiant cut is one of the newer cuts of diamond, and is steadily gaining popularity, especially for use in engagement rings.
This square or rectangular cut combines the elegance of the emerald shape with the brilliance of the round brilliant cut. The Radiant cut has the same cropped corners as the emerald or asscher cut but features a highly faceted pavilion, allowing for a supreme display of fire and brilliance.
The radiant cut has 70 facets, all of which maximize the effects of its light reflection and refraction. It is the first rectangular cut of diamond to feature the same pattern of crown and pavilion facets as a round brilliant cut, resulting in a more dazzling diamond than an emerald cut.
Radiant cut diamonds can be rectangular or square in shape. There are no set rules for whether to purchase a square or rectangular radiant cut. As long as the diamond is well cut, the choice is yours!
If you are considering a fancy coloured diamond, you might consider purchasing a radiant cut as the pavilion depth and facet arrangement can enhance the depth of colour in an individual diamond.