Jewelry that have diamonds in them are said to enhance relationships, increasing inner strength and provide the owner -with poise, lucidity and abundance. Wearing jewelry containing a diamond will focus the energies of the precious gemstone through the person wearing it.
The contemporary radiant shape of the diamond was created in 1977 by Henry Grossbard. This diamond cut has the luminosity of the traditional round brilliant cut but its shape is more like the emerald and the asscher cuts which are more square. However, the radiant shape tends to be slightly more rectangular than the asscher cut.
The cut of this diamond was designed with 70 facets to allow the diamond to shine and shimmer from any angle. The original radiant cut diamond had 61 facets and included 8 girdle facets which maximized the effect of its color refraction. It was the first emerald shaped diamond cut to have brilliance, sparkle and fire similar to that of a round brilliant diamond. Diamond facets are the smooth surface areas of a diamond which are cut and polished to control the intensity and sturdiness of the diamond.
The way in which a diamond is cut determines its brilliance. If a diamond is not cut well it will have a dull appearance even if the clarity and the color are perfect. According to gemologists, the cut of a diamond is considered to be one of the most important characteristic. This will also determine how well light bounces off of it, the dimensions and the stone’s finish.
There are suggestions that experts make regarding the cut rating of a radiant diamond. First, if you are on a budget, they suggest you follow the minimum cut rating of at least Good. For a cut grade of Excellent, the color should be graded D, E, or F. For a Very Good cut grade the color should be G or H and for a Good cut rating the color should be at least I or J. It is also important to know what you’re looking for when deciding color and this should be researched by the prospective buyer prior to going to a dealer or jeweler.
A radiant cut diamond looks great in a solitaire ring or with other diamonds surrounding it. If it is cut correctly, it could dazzle and reflect light like no other diamond. Different than round diamonds, the performance of fancier shaped diamonds cannot be predicted using only proportions or static reflector photography.