Normally, when we think of diamond, the first image that comes in our mind is round shaped diamond. Approximately 75% of the diamonds sold today are round in shape.
Modern round brilliant shape was designed and developed by Belgian diamond cutter Marcel Tolkowsky in 1919. This shape had more brilliance and fire than the diamond shapes prevalent in those days.
Cuts of Round Shaped Diamond
Following are the most common types of cuts are incorporated on round diamonds:
European Old Cut
Modern Round Brilliant Cut
Is the Round Shape Diamond My Choice?
Well, the round shaped diamond should be your choice if you don’t want to experiment and would like something classic. Also, round diamond has the best refraction (the extent to which incident ray of light bends after entering the stone) and dispersion (splitting of white light into different light components - VIBGYOR) of light, giving it a beautiful sparkle. So, if it’s Bling-Bling that attracts you then round diamond should be your choice.
Round shaped diamond is so popular that any shape other than round is considered fancy. Round stone represents blend of tradition and classical beauty. If you are proposing with round diamond engagement ring to your beloved, it shows your taste towards classy and traditional things. Round diamonds look beautiful in diamond stud earrings also. Just have a look at the earrings below and you will agree that I’m not wrong! These earrings from Amazon oozes with style and grace and will enhance your beauty if you adorn them.
Round Diamond Stud Earrings (Courtesy amazon.com)
Round stones are very versatile. These can be easily set in prong setting, bezel setting, pave setting and channel setting.
Round diamond looks beautiful with or without accent diamond, but looks really mesmerizing when set as center stone with small diamonds set around it.
My pick: If you want designer engagement ring then try round shaped diamond as center stone accented with two rubies.
If you want to design your own engagement ring with special meaning to it: go for three stone jewelry. Three round diamonds set horizontally represent the past, present and future of your relationship. It is the ideal way to say "I’ve always loved you", "I love you now", and "I’ll love you forever". Here, three stone diamond and peridot ring set in channel setting from Amazon looks beautiful and symbolic.
So, bottom line is: round shape is not boring. Just experiment with your ideas and make exciting jewelries with round shape.
Round shaped diamonds are quite popular among celebrities as well. As you can see Rachel Bilson and Scarlett Johansson in their round shaped diamond engagement rings.
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