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Radiant diamond shape

radiant diamondThe Radiant diamond shape combines brilliance with step-cut of the Emerald and Princess diamonds. It is known as a hybrid cut because Radiants unite the beneficial features or exactly the best properties of several shapes. Brillianteers took advantage of the crown and pavilion for applying the technique, the cut is considered as the first fancy shape. Patent protection ensures the uniqueness of the diamond at the same time. The actual technical name for a Radiant is modified brilliant. During almost 3 decades of its existence, Radiants were fashionable just in time before the small table Princess cut began to dominate. Compared to the mentioned cut, this diamond shape has more facets but it's corners are old-fashioned. These days Radiant shape isn't as popular as it used to be, but its brilliance still attracts and generally meet the needs of a demanding customer.


Henry Grossbard, the creator of Radiant diamond presented to the world the result of his studies and hard work 30 years ago. The months of mathematical calculations paid off well as the perfect geometric measures of the shiny diamond were born. Mr. Grossbard's idea idea was to create a diamond that would reflect the light from different angles, offering a much greater degree of glitter. A step cut is applied on the rectangular or square diamond to prevent chipping, but brilliance is the step after other shapes of diamond.

Up to 70 facets (25 on the upper crown, 8 girdle and 29 or 37 pavilion facets) provide a sparkle of the Round brilliant cut. Deeply trimmed corners will additionally raise the shine of a Radiant diamond. The Radiant shape is acquirable in elegant rectangular length-to-width ratios greater than 1.10 such as emerald-like outline of 1.5 proportion. Squarish shapes with ratio of the sides close to 1.0 (but not exactly) are fashionable for fancy-color diamonds while precisely square-shaped are not defined for specific use. Furthermore, this diamond shape is well known as cut-cornered square or rectangular modified Brilliant diamond. Common depth percentages of standard, about 70%, alter up to 65% forming an ideal depth. This diamond's measure is obtained when table-to-culet height is divided by the width (the diameter of diamond). Inevitably, weight measured in carats should be as high as you can afford, with the intention to increase the spectacular effects of diamond glare caused by the refraction of color.

Fancy colored diamonds are placed in prongs on the ring to secure edges. Radiant is a brilliant selection for solitaires or baguettes because of gloss and shine. Radiant cut engagement rings are quite rare. The truncated corners reduce the possibility of chipping but require a lot of workmanship. Work and limited supply, in addition to the weak market of Radiant diamonds, push the value which inevitably rises. Radiant shape is also rare to find in shops because of the problem of susceptibility to scratches. A dark bow tie effect may occur under certain angles as frequently as in other fancy diamond shapes. Three stone or center diamond rings, pendants or bracelets, studs or color diamonds... Radiant diamond will always increase the sense of shape and find its purpose of the jewel.