Antique cut diamonds have seen a rapid rise in popularity in recent years. The rose cut diamond is now the ethereal alternative to the traditional cuts. It is perfect for history lovers, romantics, and those who want low-setting roses in their jewellery.
Are you intrigued by rose-cut diamonds? Well, you are not alone! Read on to discover what they are and why we love them.
What Are Rose Cut Diamonds?
A rose-cut diamond is a stone covered with distinctive tiny triangular facets across the top. The facet makes it look much like the sprawling petals of a rose. It comes in two forms, a single and double-layered rose cut. Rose-cut diamonds are beautiful and have a considerable size that is comfortable to wear.
History Of Rose Cut Diamonds
The history of rose-cut diamonds dates back to the 1600s, during the Georgian and Victorian eras. Like the other antique diamonds, they were hand-made, and their significant facets dazzled exquisitely in low light conditions. The shallow height of rose-cut diamonds extensively used thin crystals that were not deep enough for other cuts.
During the 1900s, rose-cut diamonds became less prevalent after the invention of electricity. Soon after, the intricate diamond cuts, like brilliants, became dominant in the market. Recently, there has been a resurgence in the popularity of rose-cut diamonds for their rarity among brilliant modern cuts.
Characteristics Of Rose Cut Diamonds
Rose-cut diamonds are occasionally compared to other classic diamonds. But their unique characteristics that are a result of being cut by hand make them stand out. They include:
- Flat bottom and a domed top
- 3 to 24 triangular facets at the top
- Appear more extensive since all their carat weight shows at the top
- More shape variation compared to the modern brilliant
- They exude lustre over sparkle.
- Compliment warmer colours compared to modern cuts, which look best in higher colour grades
Why You Should Purchase Rose Cut Diamonds
Rose-cut diamonds are unique and eye-catching. They feel dreamy, ethereal, and sophisticatedly subtle. Their flat base and customizable facet arrangements allow a cut into multiple shapes. You will be spoilt for choice when you visit a jeweller.
If you love bigger-looking rings, a rose cut diamond is a perfect choice for you. The weight of the diamond shows at the top, making it appear more significant than other cuts of the same size.
A rose-cut diamond delivers personality, warmth, charm, and a soft glow in a unique way. Are you looking for an authentic engagement ring? Check out our Acredo showroom. We are a family of experts ready to work with your budget to produce something unique. You can also contact us to book an appointment today.