A diamond is synonymous with sparkle. Whenever we speak of diamonds, the thought of a dazzling shine inevitably crosses our minds. If you are thinking of buying a diamond which will give you the maximum potential fire and brilliance, then without a second thought you should go for the round shape diamonds. You can never go wrong with this timeless classic. Needless to say, the round brilliant shape was, is and will always be the most popular and versatile of all diamond cuts because of the sheer display of light which can best be described unparalleled. It accounts for almost 75% of all the diamonds sold today.
History of the Round Brilliant Cut:
The history of the round brilliant cut can be traced back to as long as the middle of the 17th century. That was a time when diamond cutters were researching to find the most complex and refined ways to cut a diamond. The initial brilliant cuts were Mazarins, named after the creator Cardinal Mazarin. After a series of improvements and transformations, the Mazarins evolved to give birth to Portuguese Peruzzi, "old European cut" and "old mine" in the 1700s. It was only in the year 1919, that the early modern round brilliant cut diamond came into existence. Named after the Russian diamond enthusiast Marcel Tolkowsky, the cut was originally referred to as the Tolkowsky cut.
The Round Brilliant Cut Today:
The contemporary round brilliant diamond is comprised of 58 facets (57 with the culet excluded). The top portion of the diamond is termed crown, whereas the bottom of the diamond is termed pavilion. The largest facet is on the top and is also referred to as the table and the smallest facet is at the base and is known as the culet. The symmetrically balanced shape permits maximum light to be reflected back to the observer.
The cost per carat of a round diamond is comparatively much higher than any other shapes. There are two factors which are responsible for this:
1)They are more in demand owing to their popularity and their incredible sparkle.
2)In the process of creating a round diamond from a rough one, a lot of rough stones are wasted. The wastage is more when compared to the creation of any other cuts.
Round diamonds are evergreen. Despite the exorbitant price tag, they remain the most preferred choice of all diamond lovers today and will continue to lure people till the end of time.
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