Ultimate guide to radiant engagement rings

Ultimate guide to radiant engagement rings

Searching for the perfect engagement ting for your loved one? You may be overwhelmed by the amount of choice when it comes to deciding between the different types of engagement ring cuts. That’s why we’ve put together this helpful guide on radiant cut diamond rings – which explains how many facets in are in a radiant cut diamond, and the benefits of choosing this cut for your engagement ring.

What is a radiant engagement ring?

A radiant cut engagement ring is both impressively radiant and brilliant, discovered by Henry Grossbard in 1977. This has been a popular cut since the 1980s, making it a great choice for someone who’s interested in vintage jewellery. The radiant cut diamond was also the first square cut diamond that had a complete brilliant cut facet pattern, and has been thought to be the bridge between the cushion cut and princess cut diamond rings.



4 Claw Radiant Solitaire Ring in 18K White Gold

How many facets are in a radiant cut diamond?

There are 70 facets found in the pavilion and crown of the radiant cut diamond. The precision of each of these facets offers impressive brilliance and fire to the diamond – offering a brilliance that can only be matched by the round-brilliant cut diamond.

Benefits of choosing a radiant diamond

  • Brilliance, fire and sparkle – the radiant cut ring offers immense brilliance, fire and sparkle due to the 70 facets in the pavilion and crown.

  • Appears larger than other diamonds of the same carat weight – this is a well-known trait of the radiant cut engagement ring, with its long diagonal measurement which tricks the eyes to make it look larger than it actually is.

  • Value for money – as the cutting process of the radiant stone uses a large proportion of the rough diamond, very little of the diamond is wasted – meaning the radiant cut will be priced a lot lower than other cuts.

  • Durability – although this cut is often compared to the princess cut, the radiant cut is far more durable – with bevelled corners making it less likely to chip.

How to choose a radiant diamond

Now you know the benefits of choosing a radiant cut, how do you ensure you’ve chosen the perfect one for your loved one?

  • Cut – ensure to look at the corners of a radiant cut diamond to make sure they are even, and not too wide. Cropped corners provide the stability of the radiant cut, but also symmetry is vital to maintain the impressive beauty of the cut.

  • Ratio – choosing the correct ratio for your radiant is completely dependent on what you choose to be aesthetically pleasing. However, a common choice for radiant length to width ratio is 1.00 – 1.35 – which sculpts the lower end of the diamond into more of a square shape.

  • Diamond certification – we strongly recommend considering radiant diamonds that are certified. Learn more about diamond certification from our detailed guide.



Radiant cut Shoulder Diamond Ring in Platinum

Radiant cut engagement rings from Shining Diamonds

Here at Shining Diamonds, each of our radiant cut diamond rings are ethically sourced and created with the 4C’s right at the forefront: clarity, colour, cut and carat. For more information about the 4C’s, view our diamond buying guide – which explains this in further detail.

Looking to purchase your own radiant diamond? Browse our wide selection of radiant cut engagement rings – choosing between your favourite ring styles, and your desired choice of ring metal. Visit our Hatton Garden showroom to view our radiant cut diamonds in person, or get in touch with a member of our team for more information.