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What Is a Round Brilliant Cut Diamond?

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


We're going to talk about round brilliant cuts, which are by far the most popular of all diamond cuts. It actually represents 80% of diamonds sold worldwide. And it's popular for good reason, because it has the most sparkle and brilliance of any other diamond, and most facets, which is 58 in fact. There are 33 on the top, the crown portion of the diamond, and 25 on the bottom or the pavilion.

A round brilliant cut is a great option because not only is it classic and timeless, but it also goes well with other stones. Say you want to buy a 3-stone ring, or you want a ring with sapphires or another colored stone with it, or you want it embellished with other stones, a round is a great option because it gives you a lot of flexibility. The round brilliant is also a great option if you're on a tight budget, because it's very forgiving of flaws and even the smallest of stones still shine bright. And that's a brief overview of a round brilliant cut diamond.

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