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Round-Cut Diamonds

A true timeless classic. Find out what makes round-cut diamonds the most celebrated diamond shape

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ROUND-CUT DIAMONDS: KEY FEATURES

By far the most popular of all diamond shapes, the round-cut diamond is celebrated for its timeless beauty and exceptional sparkle. With its origins dating back to the mid-17th century, the round-cut diamond has enduring appeal, making it a classic engagement ring choice that can be cherished for generations to come.
 

Round-cut facets infographic


 

Shape

As its name suggests, the round-cut diamond has a round shape when viewed from above. From the side, it resembles a cone shape. The symmetry and proportions of the round-cut diamond emphasize the stone’s remarkable fire and sparkle. Round-cut diamonds typically have 58 facets that reflect light easily, offering exceptional brilliance.

 

Style

With its traditional round shape and brilliant shine, the round-cut diamond is a timeless classic. In contrast to the more modern, geometric shape of a princess-cut diamond, the round-cut diamond’s circular silhouette offers a softer, more classically romantic feel. Given its longstanding admiration, the round-cut diamond can be treasured and passed down for generations.

 

Price

Due to their high demand, round-cut diamonds tend to be priced higher than other diamond shapes. Round-cut diamonds also require a larger amount of raw material when cut from a rough diamond. Whereas a princess-cut diamond will retain about 80% of the rough diamond after the cutting process, a round-cut diamond will only retain about 40%. However, the incredible brilliance of a round-cut diamond hides inclusions well, so you may consider saving by opting for a lower clarity grade.

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BEST SETTINGS FOR ROUND-CUT DIAMONDS

When it comes to styling a round-cut diamond engagement ring, you have plenty of options to choose from. That’s because the round-cut diamond is a versatile shape that looks good in almost any ring setting. Some of the most popular settings for a round-cut diamond engagement ring include:
 


Solitaire ring with round center stone

SOLITAIRE

 

In a classic four-prong solitaire setting, a single stone is the star of the show. This setting is a simple and elegant way to give your diamond maximum exposure and enhance its sparkle. If you have a larger diamond, you might opt for the added protection of a six-prong setting.
 

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Three stone ring with round-cut diamonds

THREE-STONE

 

Featuring two accent stones on either side of the center stone, a three-stone setting accentuates the center diamond’s beauty and adds depth to the engagement ring. You can create a uniform look with matching side diamonds, or customize your ring with colored gemstones.
 

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Halo engagement ring with round-cut center stone

HALO

 

A halo engagement ring features a frame of smaller stones that surround a larger center stone. A halo setting can make the center stone appear bigger, giving it a bold, showstopping look with plenty of shine.
 

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Vintage engagement ring with round-cut diamonds

VINTAGE

 

Channel the romantic charm of heirloom jewelry with a vintage-style engagement ring. Featuring elegant halo and three-stone settings, complete with ornate details, vintage-style rings offer an antique-inspired look that stands out from the crowd.
 

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Unique engagement ring with round-cut center stone

UNIQUE

 

Even though the round-cut diamond is a traditional shape, that doesn’t mean you have to have a traditional engagement ring! Unconventional designs and eye-catching details give the classic round-cut diamond a refreshing twist.
 

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