Round Brilliant Cut Engagement Rings

In 1919, master jeweller Marcelo Tolkowsky had created brilliant cut diamonds. This style is also known as round cut diamonds. They are currently one of the most popular shapes for engagement ring or wedding ring.

Classic and Timeless

Around 75 per cent of all cut diamonds sold are in the brilliant cut shape. There are two reasons why it is popular. They are bright and timeless. Round brilliant cut diamonds are the most efficient at reflecting light. When light hits the surface of the diamond, it creates the alluring ‘sparkle.’ And because it has been around the longest, people associate it with how a diamond should look like.

The round brilliant cut diamond is the most expensive cut. It sacrifices as much as 50% of the diamond weight when cutting to achieve the measurements. It should be an almost perfect octahedron shaped rough diamond crystal. The brilliant cut diamonds are the most multi-faceted of the diamond cuts. Most jewellers believe that this type of cut performs better in potential brilliance.

Unlike other diamond cuts, certified round brilliant cut diamonds have a “cut” grade. They also have polish and symmetry grades.

The cut grade of a diamond refers to how well-proportioned the diamond is. GIA describes the proportions of a diamond by referencing the table size, crown angle, and pavilion depth.

For example, if the pavilion depth is too shallow or too deep, light will pass through the bottom or side facets. A well-cut diamond will have maximum scintillation and “fire” and a lot of light returning to the eye.

In our opinion, this is one of the more important factors in the three grades. The differences between grades will be hard to detect by experienced diamond graders. That is why tests are important to determine it. You might be able to see the difference between a good and an excellent cut grade, but again it is very minimal.

The price is dependent on the different grades. A triple excellent brilliant cut diamond will be more expensive than a “good” diamond. The cut, polish, and symmetry will always factor on the grade of the diamond.

It is easy to see why the round brilliant cut diamond is the most popular of all the diamond shapes. This diamond’s brightness and light reflection is noticeable from across the room. Additionally, it is less challenging to find a ring to set this diamond. The options are limitless and the reason why people use them for engagement ring designs.


Choose from Our Beautiful Collection of Brilliant Cut Engagement Rings

MAX Diamonds has crafted hundreds of brilliant cut diamond engagement rings. Browse our collection of classic style engagement rings from our collection. You can also create your own custom engagement ring with our expert jewellers.