The most popular diamond shape for engagement rings by far, round cut diamonds are a surefire way to shine.
Round cut diamonds are sometimes called round brilliant diamonds because of the brilliant cut most of them feature.
Round cut diamonds are brilliant by all meanings: in the British sense, they’re awesome; in the American sense, they’re a smart choice; and in the diamond cutting sense, they’re cut in the brilliant style. Brilliant round cut diamonds contain kite-shaped facets that reflect light off of each other.
Cut is the most important of the 4 Cs to consider when selecting a quality round diamond. A cut with symmetry is crucial.
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Put simply, you can’t go wrong with this classic and dazzling diamond shape.
When you’re using JamesAllen.com’s 360° HD SuperZoom display to view your round cut diamond, here’s what to look out for:
As you move the round cut diamond around, watch the spots that sparkle and the symmetry of the diamond from each angle.
Look at how the light is refracted into color (referred to as the diamond’s fire). There should be flashes of red, blue, yellow, or orange inside the round cut diamond as it tilts.
When looking at the round cut diamond from the top (table), you want to be able to see a distinct pattern of bright and dark areas. At the same time, be on the lookout for distracting dark areas inside the diamond (called inclusions).
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