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What You Need to Know About Radiant Cut Diamonds | Rare Carat

  • Radiants are basically diamond hybrids, a mixture between princess cuts and emerald cuts, inheriting brilliance from the princess mother and sleek style from the emerald father.
  • They’re more robust than princess cut diamonds, meaning less chance of cracking.
  • Radiant cut diamonds combine both brilliance and step cuts. Their brilliance makes them more forgiving in regards to color and clarity.
  • Because of that, you could safely stick around G and H color diamonds if you don’t want any warm tones. For clarity, you could go as low as SI1. These diamonds do well hiding inclusions.
  • Now the cons: radiant cut diamonds are deep, and because of that, they look smaller than their round cousins.

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Dr. Rian Mulcahy
Dr. Rian Mulcahy
Rian is officially a Diamond PhD - just ping us if you’d like to read her fascinating 200-page thesis, titled Facets of Value: An Investigation into the Formation of Worth in the Diamond Market. She has consulted various firms all along the pipeline, from the rough diamond market to the recycled diamond industry. She holds an MA in Globalisation and Development from University College Cork and a PhD in the Sociology of Diamond Valuation from the London School of Economics.