- Have 58 facets – flat panes carved from rough diamond to reflect and refract light.
- Hide color and inclusions very well thanks to all those facets – you will pay more-per-carat for a round brilliant diamond, because it is so popular, but you can also use the leeway in your budget to get a larger diamond with a near colorless and Very Slightly included clarity grade.
- Look fabulous in every setting style you can imagine: halo, bypass, three stone, mixed with fancy shapes, bezel set, and – of course – solitaire.
- Have been around since about 1750 after thousands of years of evolution in diamond cutting.
- After Single cuts, Rose cuts, and Old Mine cuts, the diamond finally evolved into the circular face up appearance it’s most known for today.
- In 1919, a diamond cutter names Marcel Tolkowsky published his thesis “Diamond Design: A Study of the Reflection and Refraction of Light in Diamond.” This gave specific instructions for how to cut the modern round brilliant diamond.
- Those specs were: 53% table, 59.3% depth, 34.5 degree crown angle, and a visible culet.
- By 1950, the modern round brilliant became THE most popular diamond shape, and it still is.
Time for the top 10 round engagement rings of 2016! So far, we’ve recapped our very best… Tacori engagement rings Verragio engagement rings Henri Daussi engagement rings Cushion cut engagement rings Gabriel & Co. engagement rings A . Jaffe Engagement Rings And we can’t think of a better way to round the corner into the final countdown than with the ultimate, classic diamond engagement ring: the round brilliant! Round brilliant diamonds: