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What Is A Radiant Cut Diamond?

What Is A Radiant Cut Diamond?

Posted by Hyde Park Jewelers on 14th Nov 2022

The first step when buying a diamond engagement ring is choosing the right shape. Diamonds come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, and when it comes to choosing the perfect diamond for your engagement ring, it all comes down to personal preference. However, specific shapes are more popular than others, and the radiant cut diamond is one of the most popular choices for engagement rings. So, what is a radiant cut diamond?

What Are Radiant Cut Diamonds?

Designed by Henry Grossbard in 1977, the radiant cut diamond is a rectangular or square-shaped diamond that combines the best features of the emerald cut and the round brilliant cut diamonds. Radiant cut diamonds are known for their brilliance, fire, and unique shape, and they are often used as center stones in engagement rings.

Despite being similar to emerald-cut diamonds in shape, radiant-cut diamonds have more facets than emerald-cut diamonds, which means they are more sparkly. It features a deep pavilion, 70 facets, and a rectangular or square-shaped crown.

The Popularity Of Radiant Cut Diamonds

The radiant cut is not as common as round brilliant or princess cut diamonds. Still, its popularity among celebrities has made it one of the most popular diamond shapes for engagement rings.

In recent years, some celebrity's engagement rings featured radiant cut diamonds. Among them were:

  • Drew Barrymore received a 4-carat colorless radiant cut diamond offset by a french-set band when she got engaged to Will Kopelman in 2012.
  • Megan Fox, who got engaged to Brian Austin Green in 2006, replaced her original engagement ring with a 3.6-carat radiant cut diamond set in a platinum halo band.
  • Jennifer Lopez received one of the stunning celebrity engagement rings when fiancé Ben Affleck—proposed to her with a unique pink 6.1-carat radiant cut diamond ring offset by two trapezoid diamonds on each side.
  • Khloe Kardashian, a reality TV star, received a 12.5-carat radiant cut diamond ring from NBA player Lamar Odom when he proposed to her in 2009.

Buy a Radiant Cut Diamond Engagement Ring

Radiant cut diamonds are available in all colors, from D (no hue) to Z (a yellow-hued diamond). However, the most popular radiant cut diamonds are colorless or near-colorless diamonds.

When it comes to clarity, radiant cut diamonds are available in all grades, from IF (flawless) to I3 (included). However, the most popular radiant cut diamonds have a clarity grade of VS2 or SI1.

Hyde Park Jewelers offers a wide range of radiant cut diamond engagement rings. We have a variety of styles, from solitaire to halo to three-stone, and we can custom design an engagement ring that is perfect for you.

If you have any questions about radiant cut diamonds orengagement rings, please do not hesitate tocontact us.