History of Radiant cut diamond
The radiant cut diamond was discovered in 1977 by Henry Grossbard who wanted to bring back the beauty of the classic rectangular diamonds but at the same time didn’t want to kill the brilliance of the diamond. Mr. Grossbard came up with this cutting technique where the outlook of the facets resembled the Emerald but they were cut in more rounded manner and in smaller sizes like in Round. His final goal was one: getting the most of both styles. It was then when Radiant cut diamond was created.
Radiant cut diamond advantages
Radiant cut diamonds are often compared with Princess cut since both are rectangular/square diamonds that retain the sparkle. At the first look, you will find that the obvious difference between these two brilliant rectangular diamonds is that Radiant cut has truncated corners just like the Asscher while Princess’ edges stay sharp. At the deeper look, these two styles are so very different in the way they are cut. The Radiant cut diamond has a circular pattern of facets while Princess has a clear X pattern. The difference between these two patterns results to the difference in how light is reflected.
Since radiant diamonds sell brilliance as one of its main important characters, you need to have at least Good cut grade to get the sparkle you’re after. Thanks to the short facets, Radiant cut diamond doesn’t show off too many inclusions that can be seen with naked eye like with what often happens with diamonds with step cuts. But like Round, Radiant does a great job of concealing these imperfections just like it’s good to hide its natural color accumulation at the edges. Go with SI1 or SI2 Clarity grade and G Color grade, and you will get that beautiful sparkling rectangular Radiant diamond.