Radiant Cut Diamonds design were created by Henry Grossbard of the Radiant Cut Diamond Company, not so long ago in 1977. It was especially designed to have the sparkle and brilliance of the traditional round brilliant cut diamond but the modern shape of an Emerald or Asscher cut diamond. Thus the radiant cut allows people to opt for exquisitely shaped rectangular diamonds without having to settle for the sought after brilliance effect that was once only achieved by the round brilliant cut.
The radiant cut was designed with brilliance in mind, which is how it got its name. The angles and proportions of the radiant cut were all skillfully calculated to maximize the fire of the diamond. The corners of the diamond are cropped in order to enable more Light Dispersion and brilliance. A radiant cut diamond will normally contain anywhere between 62 to 70 facets, symmetrically aligned throughout the perimeter of the diamond. The aspect ratio of the length-to-width should be about 1.3-1.5 to 1, meaning it should preferably be cut in the shape of a rectangle rather than a perfect square.
A radiant cut diamond is a popular placed stone in all types of jewelry, including Necklaces, Earrings and Bracelets. Nonetheless, a radiant cut is predominantly used in Diamond Engagement Rings more so than any other type of diamond jewelry. The use of a radiant cut diamond as a solitaire centerpiece achieves a dramatic and spectacular effect. Although it stands quite beautifully by its own, a lot of people might prefer to accentuate its elongated shape by using side stones such as trillions and baguettes. A beautiful example of such a diamond ring setting has to belong to Jennifer Lopez's engagement ring given to her by Ben Affleck. This beautiful 6 carat radiant shaped pink diamond is flanked by two colorless baguette diamonds on either side, making it a truly unique piece of jewelry. There is no denying that the beauty, elegance and style of radiant cut diamonds is simply remarkable and makes for a spectacular engagement ring.