Radiant Cut Diamond Engagement Rings
Known as one of the newest cuts of diamonds, the radiant cut diamond was designed in 1977 and gained popularity in the 1980’s. As a combination of the round brilliant cut and the emerald cut, the square radiant cut diamond engagement rings offer 70 facets within the stone, leaving them only slightly less sparkling than the round brilliant cut. Radiant cut diamond engagement rings are phenomenal choices for buyers leading active lifestyles because the beveled corners make chipping highly unlikely.
Although the bow tie effect, the dark spot found in the middle of the stone, is less likely to occur in radiant engagement rings than in those of oval or marquise, buyers should still be aware of the risk when purchasing longer and more rectangular radiant cut diamond engagement rings. Radiant cut diamonds vary from being perfectly square (similar to a princess cut) to being much more rectangular in shape (similar to the emerald cut). The benefit of choosing a radiant cut diamond is, of course, the brilliance, the diamond’s most popular feature.