Why Choose a Radiant Diamond for your Wedding Ring?

Radiant Cut Diamonds: The Beautiful star-like sparkle

Radiant cut diamonds are en vogue statement stones that offer a unique and dramatic alternative to more traditional diamond shapes like round or princess cuts.

The radiant diamond is the essence of its name. Dazzling radiance exudes from the intricately cut design, which pulls together the beautiful star-like sparkle of brilliant facets with the chic and sleek elegance of an elongated emerald cut.

The radiant’s hallmark brilliance is the result of the detailed cut of the stone shape—70 facets serve as prismatic points to catch and reflect sparks of light. Squared edging details of the cut serve as homage to the Art Deco grandeur of the Asscher or emerald cuts.

Fancy Radiant Diamonds

The details of the shape allow for the color to appear much more obvious than other diamond cuts, and color grade is very important when choosing a radiant cut stone. Always select an I color or higher. However, the power of the radiant cut to display diamond color makes it an ideal shape to display a bold canary yellow or other fancy colored diamond.

Fancy Radiant Diamonds

Radiant Cut Diamond Settings

Radiant cut stones are at their finest when used as the centerpiece of a wedding ring. With the brilliance of the cut, solitaire settings provide the ideal canvas to display the show-stopping stone. For optimum flashes of color, a light-colored metal like platinum or white gold provides a clean, reflective background. Although, yellow gold or rose gold shows off the diamond’s color and offers a beautiful contrast to a near-colorless diamond.

Custom Yellow Gold Engagement Ring

Radiant Cut Diamond Settings

Radiant Cut Daimond Settings: Add Gemstones

When selecting a radiant cut stone for a wedding or engagement ring, settings that feature colored gemstones add to the beauty and depth of the radiant diamond. Rich blue sapphires provide sophisticated grace when matched with a bold radiant center stone. Elegant emeralds and rubies also complement the beauty of the brilliant radiant stone. Choose side stones in shapes that feature sharper edges to gently hug the square cut of the radiant shape; princess cuts or trillion cuts are the best choices for side stones.

sapphire and ruby trillion sidestone settigns in white gold

Radiant Cut Diamond Settings: The Halo

Like the Asscher or emerald cuts, the radiant stone cannot be overwhelmed by additional diamonds. Where diamonds allow the Asscher and emerald cuts to shine brighter, additional diamonds further highlight the incredible sparkling fire of the radiant. A halo of round brilliant diamonds or square-cut princess diamonds provides a picture-frame of incredible dazzle around a radiant center stone.

Radiant Halo Engagement Ring

Radiant Cut Diamond Settings: The Halo

Radiant Cut Diamonds: The Fashionista's Secret

The uniqueness of the radiant’s design makes it an ideal choice for those who prefer a non-conformist stone. Radiant cuts were developed in the 1970s, and the youth of the shape means that is a less commonly known and selected stone. Many have not discovered the beauty of the radiant cut, and the shape is a well-kept secret among cutting-edge fashionistas and elite celebrities.

Radiant Cut Diamonds: The Fashionista's Secret

Radiant Cut Diamond Trends

Numerous trendsetting A-listers have rocked radiant-shaped rocks. Will Kopelman proposed to Drew Barrymore with a nearly four-carat stone. The infamous 6.1 carat pink diamond ring that Ben Affleck gave Jennifer Lopez was perhaps the best known radiant cut engagement ring, cementing the pop culture phenomenon that was Bennifer. Lamar Odom sealed a future with Khloe Kardashian by presenting her with a 9-carat radiant center stone surrounded by a diamond halo. Not to be outdone, Anna Kournikova’s engagement ring from Enrique Iglesias boasts a massive fancy yellow radiant diamond hugged by two trillion diamonds.

two yellow gold radiant cut diamond settigns

Radiant Cut Diamonds: A Must-have Shape

The radiant cut is as modern, but the design is bound to be timeless. The cut’s depth, sparkle and elegance make it a fashion forward choice for anyone who wants the classic beauty of a round brilliant stone and the elegance and sophistication of the emerald or Asscher cuts. A radiant cut is the must-have stone shape of today.

Radiant Cut Diamonds: A Must-have Shape

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