What Is A Radiant Cut Diamond?

Radiant cut diamonds might not be everybody's favorite, but there is no denying that it involves a level of craftsmanship that makes your jewelry stand out. A radiant cut diamond is a symmetrical cut diamond that combines the design of the round and the emerald cut diamond. It features trimmed corners that make it shine in every kind of jewelry. A radiant cut diamond has 70 facets, the highest number of facets on a diamond cut. 

Origin of Radiant Cut Diamond

Invented in 1977 by Henry Grossbard, a master gem cutter, radiant cut diamonds were not an instant success. However, it soon became a popular diamond cut. Radiant cut diamonds have remained popular to this day. Radiant diamond cuts are often mistaken for princess cut and cushion cut diamonds. 

Difference between Radiant and Princess Cut Diamond

While princess-cut diamonds have sharp corners that make them appear square, radiant-cut diamonds have cropped corners. Thus, radiant cuts appear soft on the angles and are more rectangular than princess cut diamonds. If you have a radiant cut diamond ring on, your fingers are likely to appear longer and thinner due to the rectangular appearance of the radiant cut diamonds. 

Difference between Radiant and Cushion Cut Diamond

Cushion cut and radiant cut diamonds can be difficult to differentiate at first glance. This is because they both have a large table, rectangular-like features, and a facet pattern, making them shine brilliantly. 

However, the radiant cut diamond has a rectangular outline with cut corners, while the cushion cut diamond features rounded sides making them less rectangular when compared to a radiant cut diamond. 

Why Choose Radiant Cut Diamond?

So, why choose a radiant cut diamond? You may ask. Well, below are three reasons why. 

  1. Radiance – As the name suggests, radiant cut diamonds have the best shine. With 70 facets, the radiant cut diamond shines like no other diamond. If you doubt this, try holding a radiant cut diamond against sunlight and see for yourself.
  2. Durability – With radiant cut diamonds, you can forget about worrying about frequent cracks and flaws. Radiant cut diamond is cut in such a way that it remains solid throughout its life. 
  3. Undetectable flaws – Even if it gets blemishes, the 70 facets hide imperfections better than any diamond cut. These many facets make detecting faults on a radiant cut diamond challenging. 

In Conclusion

Radiant cut diamonds are a good choice if you are looking for a diamond cut with the most brilliant shine. Contact us for more details if you have any questions or need more information on the ideal diamond cut for the jewelry you want to buy.