The Ultimate Guide to Buying Radiant Cut Engagement Rings

The Ultimate Guide to Buying Radiant Cut Engagement Rings

Radiant cut diamonds are known to be one of the most sparkly diamond types available, since it was first invented in 1977. It combines the three most popular diamond shapes (Round, Asscher and Emerald) to create a unique and modern look for an engagement ring.

There is a lot to consider when buying a radiant cut engagement ring. Radiant cut diamonds are renowned for their versatility, making them perfect for various engagement ring settings. Whatever setting you choose, a radiant cut ring will be the perfect accompaniment for your engagement proposal.

Learn more in our guide to buying the perfect radiant cut engagement ring.

What is a Radiant Cut Diamond? 

A radiant cut diamond is unique compared to other diamond shapes, particularly as it features the highest number of facets on any diamond shape at 70 facets. Breaking these down - there are 25 on the crown, 8 on the girdle and 37 on the pavilion of the radiant cut diamond. 

With a radiant diamond being a non-traditional shape, it can come in either a square or rectangular shape. This is dependent on the length to width ratio of the diamond, something that needs to be considered by people who are looking for a ring to propose to their partner with.

While radiant cut engagement rings are not common compared to other diamond types, many celebrities have been seen wearing this type of ring. Hilary Duff, Jennifer Lopez, Megan Fox and Drew Barrymore are just a handful of celebrities with radiant cut engagement rings. 

Is There a Lab Grown Equivalent of a Radiant Cut Engagement Ring Available? 

Yes. There is a lab grown equivalent of a radiant cut engagement ring, alongside a naturally mined version. We offer lab grown radiant cut engagement bands in a variety of different styles, from halo to trilogy, solitaire, sapphire and ruby. We can help you find a lab grown radiant engagement ring that will make for a successful proposal.

The Two Main Types of Radiant Cut Diamonds 

Radiant cut diamonds come in two main types, square and rectangular. Identifying which radiant diamond type to choose for your engagement ring is dependent on your partner’s style preferences. 

There are distinct differences between both square and rectangular radiant cut diamonds. A square radiant cut diamond has more sparkle and brilliance compared to a rectangular radiant diamond. While a rectangular radiant cut diamond displays more fire and light scintillation compared to a square cut.

Having a good understanding of your partner’s jewellery preferences and style can be useful when it comes to buying either a square or rectangular radiant cut engagement ring.

Things to Look Out for with a Radiant Cut Diamond Engagement Ring  

Before you buy your radiant cut engagement ring, there are some things that you need to look out for. Knowing what to look for with a radiant diamond can ensure that you have a ring that will ensure your proposal to your partner is successful.

Radiant cut diamonds come in various length-to-width ratios, which is worth noting when choosing a square or rectangular radiant cut diamond. For a rectangular radiant diamond, you should choose a length-to-width ratio of 1.15 to 1.35. While a square radiant diamond, the length-to-width ratio should be under 1.05.

There is also a bowtie effect that’s prevalent in radiant cut diamonds. If a radiant diamond has been poorly cut, then it will have a large bowtie that prevents the stone from sparkling. It’s important that you choose a radiant diamond ring with as little bowtie as possible to complement your engagement proposal.

Pop the Question with a Beautiful Radiant Cut Engagement Ring from Diamond Heaven

Radiant cut engagement rings are a great choice for an engagement ring, as they are well-suited to a variety of different settings and styles. By using the tips in this guide, it’ll ensure that you find the perfect radiant cut engagement ring to propose to your partner with.

Proposing soon? We have showrooms located across the UK, where our experts can answer any questions you may have about our collection of radiant cut engagement rings. 

Book an appointment at your nearest showroom and our experts will assist you in finding a beautiful radiant cut ring to ask that all-important question.

Can’t afford to buy your radiant cut engagement ring in one payment? Our 0% finance option allows you to spread the cost of your piece of diamond jewellery for up to six months with a minimum 10% deposit.