Nothing can compete with the glittering, fiery flash that occurs every time a brilliant cut diamond catches the light. Specifically created to maximize sparkle, there’s nothing about these stylish stones that isn’t simply breathtaking to behold. If you’re looking for an engagement ring that will continually make a statement, browse our impeccable collection of vintage brilliant cut engagement rings.
Before brilliant cut diamonds, stones were cut to maximize their size, color, or clarity. Brilliant cut diamonds, however, are cut to enhance the amount of sparkle and inner fire present within the stone. The result in a visible “brilliance,” hence the name.
- Intriguing Origins. Some historic texts claim that brilliant cut diamonds originated in the 17th In the early 1900s, however, diamond cutter Marcel Tolkowsky’s carefully calculated cut became the standard for brilliant cut diamonds.
- Bright White Shine. Unlike diamond cuts that emphasize color or clarity, brilliant cuts enhance the amount of white light that is reflected within the stone before radiating outward.
- Thoughtfully Placed Facets. Brilliant cut diamonds feature 58 facets, with 33 located on the gem’s crown and 25 on the gem’s pavilion. In modern brilliant cut diamonds, you may find that the diamond’s girdle features an array of facets as well.
- Symmetry & Precision. Some antique diamond cuts can be slightly asymmetrical due to their hand-crafted nature. The standard set by diamond cutters, however, ensures that brilliant cuts always have a perfectly uniform appearance.
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