Round diamonds are classy as they are the most charming and luxury in their sparkling beauty. As the round shape has become essentially the standard in the cutting industry, over 90% of the diamonds on the market have this shape. Round cut from all other forms is distinguished first of all by standard ornamentation of facets and proportions, an approach to evaluating the quality of processing, and a higher cost. On the other hand, the famous Antwerp-based diamond cutter Gabi Tolkowski, who has cut many diamonds during his life, believes that it is more correct to call the round shape fancy.
Round cut sets the standard for other shapes and accounts for over 75% of all diamonds sold to date. This 57 (58) -faced rounded diamond shape consists of a crown (upper part), girdle (widest part) and a pavilion (bottom). To achieve maximum play in a round diamond, it is necessary to strictly maintain certain proportions.
What Is the Most Popular Engagement Ring Shape?
In the Western tradition, it is the round-cut diamond in the center of the ring was declared to be the most popular in the market. Sometimes for engagement rings, a 2ct round diamond is used as a solitaire. But the latest fashion trends also set other ring shapes trendy. They are halo rings or three-stoned rings with loose round diamonds or pave rings. But there is one common feature that unites all types of engagement rings. In their design round cut diamonds are used.
Why Are Round Diamonds More Expensive?
The standard of lab grown round cut diamonds is the most sophisticated in terms of optical properties, i.e. sparkles, scintillations, games, so fancy cuts usually cost less (in dollars per carat) than round cuts. This is also because when cutting fancy shapes, flattened or elongated diamonds are used, and the yield is greater than when making round cut diamonds from the same crystal.
Round diamonds of all cuts are the most popular, perhaps, due to their strong sparkling and greater return of white light to the viewer than other cuts. When creating a round cut, the yield from a diamond is significantly lower than in the case of other cuts. This, along with the high popularity Lab grown round diamonds, are two main reasons for the relatively high cost of these stones.
Round Cut VS Princess, Pear Cuts
If we compare diamonds of different cuts, then it is the round cut that provides the most pronounced sparkle and brighter play of light. Therefore, the same Princess cut loses to the round cut in visual effect. And if we talk about elongated stones with a Pear or Marquis cut, they can exhibit the optical effect of a bow tie in the form of darkening in the central part of the stone, oriented across the elongation. This effect is considered undesirable in trading and leads to a decrease in the value of the stone. Let’s not forget about how diamonds of the same weight in different cuts look. For example, a 1.5-carat Princess will visually look smaller than a 1.5-carat round diamond.
Round Cut with Solitaire, Halo, Pave
The round solitaire diamond is always a great idea for engagement rings. It looks fabulous being set on the center of the ring. Even small in size diamonds in such a design look expensive and solid.
If you want to get more gems in one piece of jewelry, you can choose a ring with three loose round diamonds or even a ring with a combo of two cuts. It means, there can be 2 round and 1 princess-cut diamond in the center. A combination like this will cost cheaper than a similar with 3 round diamonds but it also looks great.
Latest trends in jewelry are nothing without halo and pave rings. The first one has one central gem surrounded by smaller diamonds. As usual, for a central gem elongated cuts are used and the halo is made of round diamonds. But even round halo design is splendid as it looks more sophisticated and delicate.
As for pave rings, here round-shaped gems are obligatory as they are easier to inlay on the golden ring. Due to the high cost of round diamonds, a round pave ring will be a status thing.
Round Cut vs Oval Cut Diamonds: Sparkle, Prices
If we compare round and oval cut diamonds, then the first clearly wins in all respects. It provides a richer shine and pronounced play of light. But oval diamonds will cost a little less. In addition, a round cut is possible even for the smallest stones, while an oval is a cut for large diamonds.
Choose an oval diamond if you want:
- Visually lengthen the hands
- To buy jewelry with a large stone inexpensively
Choose a round diamond if:
- You would like to buy a product in the fashionable pavé or halo technique
- A bright play of light is important to you.
Round-shaped diamonds are on the top. They are multi-functional and look great both in small size and in a big number of carats. Their sparkling attracts attention immediately and they are more status than other cuts or shapes.
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