What Is a Brilliant Cut Diamond?

Learn about brilliant cut diamonds from private jeweler Kate Hemphill in this Howcast video.

I’m just gonna show you few examples of what brilliant cut diamonds are.  Brilliant cuts are by far the most popular because they have the most vast of any other stone, and therefore the most sparkle and fire.  So here we have a few examples is the classic round brilliant cut.  There is a cushion cut  which is become very popular even though the stone is 200 years old, not this one particularly but cut is.  

And oval has this nice long shape.  A pear shape, marquise diamond.  Marquise diamonds aren’t as popular anymore but they are definitely popular in fashion jewelry.  And we have very sweet heart shape.  So, quite few options here if the brilliant cut diamond is the right one for you.