The radiant cut can be thought of as a hybrid that combines the advantages of the three most popular diamond shapes. It has the fire and brilliance of the round cut brilliant, the clipped corners of the wonderful Asscher cut and the “openness” of the emerald cut.
With a unique embodiment of different traits, it appeals to people who are looking for a modern-fusion look in their engagement rings. If you are shopping for a radiant cut diamond engagement ring, you have come to the right place.
Radiant diamonds are created with a modified brilliant cut facet pattern for both the pavilion and crown, giving this diamond its high level of brilliance (the amount of white light reflected back to the eye or ‘sparkle’). Because cut is vital to any diamond’s beauty, especially the radiant diamond, a careful eye must be used when considering stones for purchase.
Popular since the 1980s, the radiant cut diamond lives up to its name: it is impressively radiant and brilliant. Henry Grossbard designed the radiant cut in 1977 in pursuit of combining the finest elements of the round brilliant cut and the emerald cut.
The radiant cut diamond owes its brilliance to the 70 facets found in its pavilion and crown. The precision of each facet offers immense brilliance and fire. The radiant cut’s brilliance is surpassed only by the round brilliant cut.
This makes the radiant cut an excellent choice for an engagement ring that sparkles with brilliance and fire.
The differences in colour for Radiant Cuts are slightly easier to perceive than other diamond shapes. Still, we generally recommend an H colour or better for Radiant Cut Diamonds, allowing your budget to be spent on other aspects, like Cut quality.
To the naked eye, an H grade will appear white and colourless to the naked eye.