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Brilliant cut vs. Rosecut diamonds

Brilliant cut vs. Rosecut diamonds

In 1919, the standard brilliant-cut for diamonds was established, marking the pinnacle of precision in refracting light to showcase the captivating brilliance inherent to diamonds. This brilliant-cut diamond shape takes on the appearance of a cone, ingeniously designed to maximize the internal play of light, which is visible through its flat top.


Prior to this breakthrough in gem-cutting, diamonds were commonly fashioned to reflect light from their surfaces, exemplified by the rosecut diamond with its broad facets and flat base. The rosecut diamond, resembling a graceful dome, imparts a more subtle and gentle play of light—a romantic vintage alternative to the dazzling brilliance of the brilliant-cut.