What is a Rose Cut Diamond?

What is a Rose Cut Diamond?

Rose cut diamonds are pretty rare in the diamond world. The rose-cut is among the oldest diamond cuts, but they have also been enjoying a revival in recent years. Despite their beauty, they are not exceptionally common, making them a highly distinctive cut.

With its vintage charm and distinctive shape, this diamond cut is becoming increasingly popular among jewelry enthusiasts. In this guide, we'll explore the history of the rose cut diamond, its unique features, and how to choose the perfect one for your needs.

What is a Rose Cut Diamond?

A rose cut diamond is a type of diamond cut that features a flat bottom and a domed top with triangular facets that resemble the petals of a rose. Rose cut diamonds have been around for hundreds of years and date all the way back to the 1500s, and were popular throughout the Georgian and Victorian eras. Unlike traditional diamond cuts, the rose cut diamond has a softer, more romantic appearance that makes it a popular choice for vintage and antique-inspired jewelry.

What Does a Rose Cut Diamond Look Like?

Rose cut diamonds generally are shallower than most other diamond-cut styles. They are very luminous and sparkle under candlelight very easily. Since rose-cut diamonds originated in the 16th century, when only royals were allowed to wear diamonds, the rose-cut was designed so that they could sparkle across a candlelit room–since the people wearing them would not typically have many people physically close to them.

A rose-cut diamond typically has a flat bottom facet, and then triangular facets are arranged to create a dome above the flat bottom. The number of facets varies, with 24 being quite typical for a rose-cut diamond used in an engagement ring.

Because of having a flat bottom facet, rose-cut diamonds can be set far closer to the finger, making them ideal for more active brides.

Over time, the rose cut diamond has evolved to include variations such as the double rose cut and the half moon rose cut. Rose cut diamonds also come in a variety of shapes, including round, oval, pear, and cushion, making them a versatile choice for any style of jewelry.  

Since most rose-cut diamonds are shallower than brilliant-cut diamonds and step-cut diamonds, you can find rose-cut diamonds of a similar visual size for a lower price point, because they weight less. This makes rose-cut diamonds an affordable option for those looking for a unique and elegant diamond.

What Makes Rose Cut Diamonds Special?

There are several reasons why rose cut diamonds are so special. 

First of all, rose cut diamonds look larger than many other cut styles. This is mainly because they don’t have the pointed bottom (either a culet or a keel line, depending upon the cut), and all the extra material weight associated with it. As a consequence, many people love rose-cut diamonds for how much “bang you get for your buck.”

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When choosing a rose cut diamond, there are a few factors to consider. First, decide on the shape that best suits your style and preferences. Next, consider the size and quality of the diamond. While rose cut diamonds tend to have a lower price point, it’s still important to choose a diamond with good clarity and color. Finally, think about the setting and metal for your jewelry piece, as this can enhance the beauty of the diamond and complement your personal style. With these factors in mind, you can choose the perfect rose cut diamond for your unique and elegant jewelry piece.

Caring for Rose-Cut Diamonds 

Caring for your rose cut diamond is important to ensure its longevity and beauty. To clean your diamond, use a liquid jewelry cleaner recommended by your jeweler. As we advise for all fine jewelry, when not wearing it, store it in a soft cloth or jewelry box to prevent scratches or damage. Most importantly, have your diamond jewelry inspected and cleaned by a professional jeweler every three months to ensure its quality and integrity. With proper care and maintenance, your rose cut diamond will continue to shine for years to come.

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