REGULAR / BRILLIANT CUT DIAMONDS
This cut has been the most popular since it was invented in the early 1900s. The brilliance comes from within the diamond as the facets act like mirror-like prisms, drawing in light and reflecting it around. With this cut, you cannot see through the diamond, and the diamond has a height that allows for light to come up underneath no matter what setting she is in.
ROSE CUT DIAMONDS
In the 1500s, this diamond design was hand cut to mimic the spiral and beauty of a rose. The facets are still hand cut and maybe times offer different patterns on each piece. The more opaque rose cut diamonds are completely flat on the bottom, while the higher grade rose cuts have more facets cut underneath in order for the light to be relfected on beautifully throughout the diamond. Some rose cut diamonds can be taller, known as dutch rose cuts
It can be difficult to know what size stone you like. We found an amazing printable chart by the IGS - International Gemstone Society. Please click below and print at 100% on 8.5x11 inch stardard printing paper. If you have a ruler with milimeter measurements, you can verify that it is correct.