This elongated radiant cut diamond practically jumped out of the diamond paper when I first saw it. Rarely have I seen a radiant cut in this beautiful elongated shape combined with such brilliance and excellent symmetry.
The radiant cut diamond is a relative newcomer to the world of fancy cut diamonds, as it was invented in 1977…the same year the movie Saturday Night Fever was released and some of us (eh-um) were dancing to the Bee Gees. Cut with more facets than the classic emerald cut, it can show far more brilliance. Dare I say this stone “dances” with light? Take a look for yourself! Unlike the similar princess-cut diamond, the corners of a radiant cut are beveled, much like the classic emerald cut diamond, which gives the stone a softer appearance.
As with many fancy cut diamonds, if not cut properly, the center of the stone may have pronounced darkening that appears unlively. This is known as the “bow-tie effect” in the diamond industry (as described in my earlier post on the Marquise shaped diamond). No bow-tie here! This stone shows off its excellent symmetry and proportions oh so beautifully!
I have had the pleasure of knowing Ben’s soon-to-be fiancé, Nancy, for some time now and was thrilled he came to me for her engagement ring. Rarely have I seen her without a smile on her face and a twinkle in her eye. Ben made a great stone choice as this diamond fits her personality perfectly.
Congrats to the two of you on your engagement, and keep sparkling!
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