All About the Round Cut
All About the Round Cut
Round cut diamonds are the most popular diamond shape on the market, offering the most sparkle of any cut available today. In the world of diamonds, this sparkle, or ‘brilliance,’ refers to the amount of white light that reflects off the sides, or surfaces, of the stone. With 58 facets, a round cut diamond captures the maximum light that enters the stone and reflects the color and inclusions in a show of fire and light that we have come to expect from a quality stone. It is this dazzling play on the light that qualifies these exquisite stones as “brilliant’ cuts.
History of the Round Cut Diamond
The round cut diamond is perhaps the oldest known shape in the history of diamond cutting. Its history dates back to the 17th century when cutters discovered that circular shape allows for the maximum number of facets with which to play with the light. These cuts were known as European Cut diamonds and eventually, mathematical formulas and modern advances in cutting technology led to the perfectly symmetrical round cut as we know it today.
The round cut enjoyed a spike in popularity during the Edwardian era of the early 1900s and the Art Deco era of the 1920s when the 58-faceted round cut as we know it today was introduced.
Why Choose a Round Cut Ring?
Round cut diamonds are the most popular cut available today. In addition to the unsurpassed sparkle you find in a round cut stone, they are perhaps the most widely adaptable diamond shape in existence. The perfect symmetry and classic look of a perfectly round stone give it a versatility that allows the cut to be seamlessly incorporated into any jewelry design, making it ideal for engagement rings.
Round cut rings come in every setting, either as a stunning solitaire or with virtually any combination of stones and silhouettes, allowing the wearer to create a look that matches their individual style without compromising on the sparkle that is associated with a beautiful diamond ring.
Find Your Round Cut Ring at Albert's Diamond Jewelers
At Albert’s Diamond Jewelers, we offer an incredible selection of designer engagement and wedding jewelry from top designers like Verragio, Love Story, and Alpha Lab Grown Diamonds. Our Schererville jewelry showroom is only a short drive away for residents in Griffith, Dyer, and Willowbrook. Our team of experts are equipped to deliver exceptional service to enhance your shopping experience. Call today at (219) 322-2700 or schedule an appointment with one of our specialists for a diamond consultation. We can help you handpick an exquisite round cut diamond to pair with a variety of engagement ring settings.