Why are Round Cut Diamonds so Popular?

From the beginning, diamond cuts were created based on their natural shape and based on the experience of the masters. Only at the beginning of the twentieth century, in search of an opportunity to improve the transmission of the beauty of a diamond, jewelers began to apply theoretical calculations, taking into account the optical properties, which would provide the stone with the maximum transmission of the light.

In 1919, scientists calculated the optically ideal aspect ratio of a diamond, in which an incoming light beam is fully reflected twice from the rear faces on opposite sides and exits the crown, thereby maximizing the brilliance of the diamond. It was round cut or as it was also called the classic brilliant cut.

The most popular cuts today are:

  • Round
  • Cushion
  • Pear
  • Princess
  • Oval
  • Emerald
  • Assher
  • Heart
  • Marquise

85% of the sales of all diamonds in the world are made up of round stones. To be honest, natural diamonds are not round, so a significant weight of the original diamond is lost when creating a diamond, which leads to a high cost of the finished round diamond. The round shape has gained its popularity due to its optical properties, such as:

  • sparkling,
  • scintillation,
  • play of light.

Another advantage of round diamonds is the ability to use a more elegant form of setting for them, which will not overlap with all the luxury of the multifaceted brilliance of a diamond.

Round cut sets the standard for other shapes. This shape consists of a crown (upper part), a girdle (widest part) and a pavilion (bottom). To achieve maximum play in a round diamond, it is necessary to strictly maintain certain proportions.

Round Brilliant Cut - it is the most popular cut in the world. It looks especially advantageous on engagement rings. This cut is invariably relevant and desirable. You can always find your perfect round cut diamond in YB Soul Diamond Online Store.


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