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The Radiant cut diamond’s elongated form offers ideal brilliance and added durability.
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Our guide to Radiant cut diamonds
Our tips for finding the Radiant cut diamond meant just for you.
A Radiant cut diamond is a modern, rectangular diamond shape with beveled corners. It combines the unmatched brilliance of the Round Brilliant with the distinct silhouette of the Emerald. When it’s time to buy an engagement ring, Radiants are often chosen for their elongated form and distinctive shine.
When it comes to Radiant diamonds and the 4Cs, prioritize cut. This shape features 70 brilliant facets which hide inclusions and reflect light well, so cut comes before clarity. Color depends on the metal setting you choose; yellow gold engagement rings work well with near-colorless Radiant diamonds while platinum and white gold pair best with colorless stones. Carat weight should be based entirely on personal preference and the engagement ring budget you have set.
A diamond’s dimensions or proportion refer to their ratio as well as its depth, width and table measurements. These are directly related to its cut and are vital to its overall brilliance, beauty, and value. The ideal depth for a Radiant is 61-69%. Its ideal ratio, which relates to its rectangular shape, is 1.25.
Like the closely-related Emerald shaped diamond, a Radiant has an elongated form. This means that it will appear slightly larger than other diamond shapes of the same carat weight.
Frequently asked questions about Radiant Diamonds
A Radiant shaped VRAI created diamond features 70 brilliant cut facets which are responsible for its well-known fire and scintillation.
The difference between Radiant and Emerald shaped diamonds is their cut. A Radiant shaped diamond features brilliant cut facets and an Emerald shaped diamond features step cut facets. Although their outward shapes are similar, the two cuts will have distinctively different ways of interacting with the light.
Radiant and Cushion cut diamonds can sometimes be confused with one another due to their squarish shape and brilliant cut facets. But there are easy indicators to tell them apart. Most Radiant cut diamonds will be slightly more rectangular than a Cushion. But the main differences are related to their edges and corners. A Radiant features straight edges and beveled, or cut, corners (like an Emerald shaped diamond). A Cushion’s sides and corners are rounded, giving it a pillow-like shape.
Explore VRAI’s inventory to buy diamonds. Browse Radiant cut diamonds to make your selection, then choose “Purchase without setting” to complete your purchase. Loose VRAI created diamonds of 0.5 carats and more are sold with a Lifetime Warranty, so you can choose your lab-grown diamond with confidence.