Round Brilliant Diamond Shape
Jump to Hand-Picked Round Brilliant Diamonds
In contemporary times, the
round brilliant diamond has become the most popular diamond shape for the engagement ring.
But diamond cutters
have been studying and refining the round cut for much longer than the current popularity — and diamond cutters now use advanced theories of
light behavior and precise mathematical calculations to optimize the fire of a round diamond.
Because of the popularity of round diamonds, all diamond stores are well-stocked with round diamonds, providing
customers with the greatest range of flexibility in terms of balancing cost versus quality.
In other words, whether you are on a limited budget or the "sky's the limit", you will likely be able to find a suitable
Round Brilliant Diamond in your price range at most stores.
Choosing a Round Brilliant Diamond
For the round brilliant diamond, selecting the highest quality cut you can comfortably afford is important.
For those that can afford it, "Ideal" or "Signature Ideal" is the perfect choice, but gorgeous diamonds can
still be purchased with less demanding cut grades.
Our minimum recommendations for buying round brilliant cut diamonds are as follows (please remember these
recommendations are opinion only, and your tastes may vary):
- Cut: Good
- Color: H
- Clarity: SI1
- Depth Percentage: 57-65%
- Table: 51-64%
Round Brilliant Diamond Engagement Ring
Round brilliant diamonds are the traditional (and most popular) selection for engagement rings (either as a solitaire or with accent stones).
Round cut diamonds do require a minimum of a four-pronged setting (as pictured).
Hand-Selected Round Brilliant Diamonds
To give you some ideas of what's available for a round brilliant diamond ring, we've preselected a range of certified round brilliant diamonds for you to
examine (all from James Allen and
Blue Nile, two premiere diamond stores). Except for the "Bargain Basement" selections, these diamonds are within
our minimum requirements as listed above and are suitable for solitaire settings or settings with accent stones.
*PLEASE NOTE: All "Bargain Basement" diamonds fall below our minimum specification standards in one or more categories.
Where to buy Round Brilliant Diamonds
For online purchase of round brilliant diamonds, we recommend: