Radiant Cut Explained

Radiant Cut


A square cut without compromising on brilliance

This very special cut is the result of one man’s dream to combine the elegance of an Emerald Cut with the unparalleled brilliance of a Round Brilliant Cut. The Radiant Cut diamond allows people to choose a square or rectangular cut without compromising on brilliance. Diamonds with straight edges like the Emerald Cut are faceted with long rectangular facets, called a step cut, which can slightly dull their sparkle giving them a glassy look. Diamonds with rounded edges like Round Brilliant Cut, Oval Cut, Marquise Cut and Pear Shape are faceted with triangular facets that release their natural brilliance. The Radiant Cut maximizes the beauty of both the Emerald and Round Cut diamond.

A shape that intensifies color

Radiant Cut Diamond Sketch

The Radiant Cut is especially popular for Fancy Colored diamonds. This is because the shape, proportions and facet arrangement intensify the color. Recently, the shape has also gained popularity as a preferred choice for engagement rings. Usually these diamonds are set as a solitaire, but they also look amazing when set with either baguette or round shoulder stones. Like the Princess Cut, the Radiant Cut is a more affordable alternative to the Round Brilliant Cut with the same fire and brilliance. However, the Radiant Cut is not just simply a Princess Cut with the corners cut off. It is an entirely different cut with its own unique way of reflecting the light that comes in.

Square and rectangular shape

Radiant Cut stones can either have a square shape or a rectangular shape. To find the dimensions you prefer, look for the length-to-width ratio to help you. This ratio determines the outline of the stone and therefore what it will look like when looked at from the top. For a Radiant diamond that looks square, look for a length-to-width ratio between 1.00 and 1.05. For a more rectangular shape, look for ratios greater than 1.10. The choice comes down to your own personal taste, as both the square and rectangular shapes have amazing brilliance and fire.

What are the prices for a Radiant Cut?

The Diamond Registry gives the public access to the current wholesale prices for GIA certified Radiant Cut diamonds, used by all traders in the diamond industry. Buying diamonds at wholesale prices will get you the exact stone you want at a much better price than retail prices. Below you will find the wholesale price list for Fancy Shape diamonds per carat, arranged by clarity grade and carat weight. To get the average wholesale price for the exact diamond you want, multiply the per carat value by the number of carats you want.

What to do next

Fill in the quote form to receive a free quote for the exact price of your Radiant Cut. Our diamond expert will contact you personally to give you all the information you need. Sourcing our global network of diamond cutters and suppliers, we can find GIA certified diamonds at the best available wholesale prices. Your diamond expert will answer any further questions you might still have. He is your dedicated contact from beginning to end.

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