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Emerald Cut Diamond: Buying Guide

Suppose you’re after a unique and timeless piece of jewellery. In that case, emerald-cut diamonds serve as an alternative to a traditional round-cut diamond, all while offering elegance and sophistication to your jewellery collection. Emerald cut diamonds are instantly recognizable by their elongated, rectangular shape and ‘step cut’ facets that provide a ‘hall of mirrors’ effect. 

Loose emerald-cut diamonds are the perfect centerpiece for most types of jewellery, from earrings or necklaces to captivating emerald-cut engagement rings. 

What is an Emerald-Cut Diamond?

Emerald cut diamonds have a long rectangular shape and parallel facets, offering a more distinctive appearance than other types of diamonds. They are renowned for their retro aesthetic and bursts of light because of their linear, straight facets. An emerald-cut diamond typically has its corners trimmed to increase stability and avoid fractures.

Emerald cuts are frequently employed to display value because their big, open facets make the color of the stone appear more clearly. Embellished with emerald-cut diamonds, celebrities who want to show off their wealth usually do so.

A wide surface table and deep clarity are features of the emerald-cut diamond. The diamond offers many reflections of both white and colored light because of its lengthy step cuts. Although they are also available in squares, emerald cuts are more noticeable in rectangles.

Unlike the sparkle you would expect from rounder diamonds, an emerald cut offers reflections of white and colored light for a more subtle shimmer. They come in square form as well as the more common rectangular shape.

Best Colour Grade

Emerald-cut diamonds frequently show their color clearly due to their large, open facets. However, you should bear in mind that color evaluation is subjective, and your acuity would differ from another person’s.

In order to see no yellow tinge in your diamond, if you are a color-sensitive person, you might want to consider a higher color (D-G).

A lot of buyers choose emerald-cut diamonds because of their timeless appeal. If you are someone who loves vintage-style jewellery, it is perfectly fine for you to go down to J or even K colors where the diamonds show a warm tint.

Best Clarity

Large stepped surfaces on emerald cuts can make even the smallest body flaws in the diamond visible. Due to the nature of their step-cutting style, they have less brilliance and scintillation and generally require a higher clarity rating to stay eye-clean.

In general, I would recommend VS2 clarity as the “Goldilocks” rating to get an eye-clean diamond without having to pay the premium for higher clarity grades. But do take note that as you go larger in carat size, you will need a higher clarity grade for the diamond to stay eye-clean.

The bottom line is that you need to exercise caution when buying emerald-cut diamonds of a lower clarity grade.

No matter where you purchase it, you must examine the diamond under magnification in impartial, neutral lighting. As much as possible, I also recommend inspecting the diamond from as many angles as possible to check for eye cleanliness.

Best Emerald Cut Engagement Ring Settings and Designs

Although emerald cuts go well with many different styles, they really shine in settings that are more understated.

Solitaire Setting

The center of the diamond is held in place by tiny prongs that protrude from the ring band in a solitaire setting, a traditional design choice for an emerald-cut ring.

Three-Stone Setting:

A three-stone setting involves two diamonds or gems on either side and an emerald cut stone in the centre, as the name suggests. Due to the extra sparkle on either side of the diamond, a three-stone setting is a way to add more carat weight and value to the ring.

Halo Setting:

If you want to add more sparkle to the ring, you could choose a halo setting, which offers small accent stones around the diamond cut centre stone—perfect for those looking for extra glamour.

East West Setting:

An east-west setting is a great way to go for the unexpected if you're looking to break with tradition! The diamond's appearance is changed by this setting because it rests horizontally on the band.

Bezel Setting:

A bezel-style emerald cut engagement ring is resurfacing as a desirable ring characteristic for modern brides. 

Emerald Cut Diamond Special Consideration: Length, Width, and Depth Ratios

An emerald-cut diamond can appear longer or more square depending on the length-to-width ratio. Generally, ratios of 1.45 to 1.55 are the most popular for emerald-cut diamonds. You can, however, get an emerald-cut diamond that is longer or more square-shaped if you prefer. The length-to-width ratio of an emerald diamond doesn’t affect its beauty, only its shape. So, browse a bit and decide which length-to-width ratio you like best.

The depth ratio of an emerald-cut diamond, however, does influence its aesthetic appeal. For the most brilliant emerald-cut diamond, look for a depth percentage of 60% to 70% of the diamond’s width.

Emerald-Cut Diamonds Cost

Compared to round diamonds, the price of emerald-cut diamonds is generally 20-30% cheaper, and they can give you a bigger bang for your buck. According to the 4Cs (carat, cut, color, and clarity), the price of a diamond can vary depending on its characteristics.

A diamond with higher construction and specs will undoubtedly cost more money. The pricing chart above shows that there might be a big variation between the upper-tier and lower-tier grades.

When buying emerald-cut diamond for an engagement ring, most people have a limited budget to work with. One error that most novices commit is assuming that a D/IF diamond will appear better than an eye-clean G/VS2 diamond.

The distinctions between color and clarity gradings are, in reality, modest and primarily technical. In the face-up aspect, a G/VS2 diamond would aesthetically resemble a D/IF. This means that if you don’t need a symbolic D/IF clarity, you can save a lot of money simply by being practical and buying a diamond with lower color and clarity ratings.


Diamonds with an emerald cut have an attractive form and distinctive step cuts. For those seeking a larger-appearing diamond without paying a high price, emerald cuts are a fantastic option.

Because emerald-cut diamonds require careful observation of cut quality, we suggest having an expert review your diamond before purchase. Here at V. Jayantilal & Co., we offer designer, high-quality diamond jewellery at a revolutionary price.

Emerald Cut Diamond

Whether you're treating yourself or shopping for an emerald-cut engagement ring for someone else, look no further for help choosing your perfect emerald-cut diamond! Below, we’ll go over the definition of an emerald-cut diamond and detail what you should consider when shopping for an emerald-cut diamond.

What is an emerald-cut diamond?

Emerald-cut diamonds are step-cut diamonds, meaning they have long parallel facets with a mirrored staircase vibe. When viewed from above, an emerald-cut diamond seems to be a rectangle with rounded sides. Although square emerald diamonds are less common, they still exist. For added durability, the corners of both forms are chopped. It is uncommon to find emerald-cut diamonds in jewellery. An emerald-cut diamond is a popular option for individuals seeking a larger stone without paying a high price point since it typically seems bigger than other shaped diamonds of the same carat weight. Celebrities frequently choose emerald cuts.

How to choose an emerald-cut diamond


Our best advice for purchasing an emerald-cut diamond is to realize the significance of clarity for this shape. One of the 4Cs of diamond quality, clarity, is a grade that can reveal a diamond's degree of flaws. When diamonds are created naturally in the crust of the earth, they may be subjected to substances that give them imperfections on the outside or the inside.

With many brilliant cuts, like the round brilliant cut, high clarity isn’t always extremely important. This is because the brilliant cut style features numerous small facets that make it harder to see inside the diamond. On the other hand, emerald-cut diamonds are step-cut with large, linear, open facets. Because it is so simple to see within an emerald-cut diamond, clarity is more crucial. Because of this, many experts recommend making sure your emerald-cut diamond is eye-clean, which means there are no flaws visible to the naked eye. 

Generally, VVS1-clarity diamonds and above will be eye-clean. Though you can sometimes find lower-clarity diamonds that are also eye-clean, if the diamond has been given a VVS1, VVS2, or VS1 clarity grade, it will be eye-clean. Additionally, while less frequently found, eye-clean diamonds can be found in grades as low as VS2, SI1, or SI2. 


Diamonds are graded for color from D (colorless) to Z (champagne tones). Just like with clarity, that wide open table on emerald-cut diamonds shows a diamond's color more than with other diamond shapes.

However, keep in mind that each stone's color differs, and in the end, it all comes down to what you adore. Choose what you're drawn to first and worry about the grade second. Often, multiple color grades will look exactly the same to the naked eye.

Not to mention that diamonds are graded by humans, and different diamond graders could give the exact same stone completely different grades - there's an element of subjectivity.


The true indicator of a diamond's beauty is its cut. A well-cut diamond will shine brightly in direct light and luminize in low light.

The best place to start is to look at factors like polish and symmetry, table (diamond top) percentage, and depth percentage. For guidance on where to start with cut quality, see the table below.

If you're going cross-eyed looking at our chart, book a free consult with us to talk diamonds. You won't need to worry about selecting stones yourself if you're working with us to create bespoke work since we'll choose the most beautiful stone that fits your budget. 

Length-to-width ratio

Emerald-cut diamonds can have many different length-to-width ratios. An emerald-cut diamond's proportions can vary, from long and thin to square, depending on this ratio. Since this ratio will provide the traditional emerald-cut diamond appearance, many people believe that a ratio of 1.45 to 1.55 is best for emerald cut diamonds. The "best" or "perfect" emerald-cut diamond ratio does not exist, nevertheless.  If you love the look of the elongated shape of a slimmer emerald-cut diamond, go for a higher ratio. Alternatively, if you love the look of a more square-shaped emerald-cut diamond, choose one with a lower ratio. 

Why did we choose an emerald-cut diamond?

Angular drama

With a delicious art-deco, Great Gatsby energy, emerald-cut diamonds never lose their luster. They feel eternally modern with their stretched dimensions and crisp geometric lines while nodding to bygone eras with their delicate candlelight shimmer.

Less expensive

Emerald-cut diamonds are about 10–15% less expensive than round brilliant diamonds of the same quality and carat weight.

Why are emerald-cut diamonds cheaper?

Compared to other forms, the emerald cut uses less diamond, saving money and improving sustainability. Also, as a more unique choice, the demand is lower, bringing the price down—a plus for everyone who loves to go against the grain.

Almost unbreakable

Those cut corners are more than just drama; they help prevent damage that can happen with sharp, pointed corners, like on a princess-cut diamond.

So, if you're extra active and want to stay safe, we'd love an emerald-cut diamond for you.

Emerald cuts look bigger

Who doesn't like the idea that an emerald-cut diamond will appear substantially bigger when placed next to a round brilliant diamond of the same carat weight?

Why are emeralds cut longer?

Step-cut stones have less depth than brilliant cuts, so more weight is at the top, making it look larger from above.

Finger flattering  

With their elongated proportions, emerald cuts can slim and lengthen the look of your finger when set north-west. We do love an east-west emerald cut, though. Decisions, decisions.

Flash factor

A brilliant-cut diamond sparkles continuously like a disco ball, whereas an emerald-cut diamond occasionally emits blindingly intense bursts of light interspersed with a more subdued brightness. We love a surprise shining moment.

Are emerald cuts more expensive?

The simple answer is no. An engagement ring with an emerald cut will be cheaper than an engagement ring with a round diamond (and cheaper than most other shapes). Compared to other cuts, emerald cuts are much less expensive per carat than round diamonds. This is due to two factors: lower demand for emerald cuts and a higher yield on cutting (you lose the least amount of weight when cutting a rough diamond into a polished emerald cut).

However, things are not that easy. Emerald cuts are less expensive, yes. But when selecting an emerald cut, you also need to be stricter. Emerald cuts do not conceal inclusions as effectively as other cuts because of their glassy nature. When choosing a diamond for one of our readers, we often look for SI1 or SI2 clarity ratings. When choosing emerald cuts, we often go for clarity grades of VS2 or even VS1.

Take a look at this Blue Nile emerald cut. Normally, a diamond with SI1 clarity would be eye-clean. Unfortunately, the inclusion is evident to the human eye because of the huge table and the glass-like appearance. Despite this, emerald cuts are still a good option. We already noted that emerald cuts cost less per carat. Even with improved clarity, you can still find a fantastic deal. Having said that, you may still locate an emerald-cut diamond that is very expensive.

What setting style should I choose for an emerald-cut diamond?

Emerald cuts go well with a variety of settings, but they go especially well with modest ones. Emerald cuts are ideal for three-stone settings and work well with solitaire and simple pave settings.


A well-proportioned Emerald Cut has a "hall of mirrors" look that is amplified by a solitaire setting that allows a lot of light to enter the diamond. It elegantly displays the distinctive design of an emerald diamond. An elegant emerald cut and a simple solitaire setting are very difficult to go wrong with.

See this traditional four-prong solitaire engagement ring with an emerald-cut diamond from Blue Nile for ideas.


Your ring will stand out more in a pavé setting without pulling attention away from the emerald diamond at the centre. The accent diamonds give the ring some flair while enhancing the fire of the centre stone.

See how the emerald cut might look in a pavé setting in this James Allen tiny pavé engagement ring made of 14K white gold.


Emerald diamonds look stunning when set in a three-stone design as well. The two lesser stones that are placed on either side of the central emerald help highlight and accentuate its brilliance.

The long, straight facets of the emerald are beautifully contrasted by brilliant-cut diamonds on either side, as in this marquise-shaped three-stone ring by James Allen. 

For a sleek and sophisticated appearance, you can also surround the emerald with baguette diamonds, as seen in the example below from James Allen.

Emerald vs Asscher

Asschers and emeralds are the same. The ratio of length to breadth is the only noticeable variation. Asscher cuts are often square, whereas emerald cuts are typically rectangular. There is no distinction between the two in terms of quality or worth. Everything comes down to taste or personal choice. Asscher and emerald cuts are both preferred options for engagement rings and other jewellery. Asscher cuts' square shape gives them a classic feel, while emerald cuts' rectangular shape may produce an appearance that is sleek and exquisite. The choice between the two ultimately boils down to personal preference and the intended visual result. 

Diamonds with an emerald cut have an attractive form and distinctive step cuts. For those seeking a larger-appearing diamond without paying a high price, emerald cuts are a fantastic option. You can get emerald-cut diamonds of the highest caliber at V. Jayantilal & Co. for a reasonable price. We advise having a professional inspect your diamond before buying since emerald-cut diamonds need a close examination of the cut quality. Contact our professionals now for help choosing the ideal emerald-cut diamond.

Oval Diamond

One of those timeless cuts, The Oval diamond, needs little introduction. Similar to the Round diamond, it is capable of speaking for itself and persuading many customers that it is the best option for them. Contrary to the round, it's a fantastic form to take into account if you want to deviate from "the norm" without going too far in the other direction. An oval diamond features an extended round form with a unique twist on understated beauty. Its fire may equal that of a round brilliant when it is faceted in a brilliant manner. The most typical facet configuration for an oval diamond is eight bezel facets on the crown and eight primary facets on the pavilion.

Oval diamonds are popular with many individuals for the following persuasive reasons: Oval diamonds might look bigger to the eye than round diamonds of the same carat weight because they have a larger surface area. The finger may appear longer due to the oval shape. In addition, because an oval diamond lacks sharp angles or corners, it is less likely to chip than other exquisite shapes. Obviously, there’s a lot more to know about the Oval cut than that, but extolling the virtues of this classic cut is certainly a great place to start.

History of oval diamond

One of the earliest types of diamonds is the oval. Lazare Kaplan, a Russian diamond cutter, improved the form in the 1960s. For the most dazzling, full-of-fire oval-cut diamond, he invented the cutting technique still in use today. Before designing the Modern Oval Cut, Kaplan gained a reputation for his extraordinary talents in cleaving, a procedure in which fractured or terribly defective diamonds are cut into smaller, minimally included gems. Inarguably one of the best-known diamonds in the world, the Koh-I-Noor, or ‘mountain of light, has featured an Oval cut since the mid-nineteenth century. Weighing 105.602 carats, the diamond is now in the possession of Queen Elizabeth II and resides in the Tower of London. Thousands of people have flocked to see it and the incredible glitter that the Oval cut offers throughout the years. 

The best setting for oval diamond engagement ring

There are several options for settings for engagement rings with oval diamonds. And any option can provide a noticeably distinct appearance. Here are some options.

Halo Setting

Halo setting oval ring
Halo Setting Oval Ring

The circular centre stone is surrounded by a stunning halo of lesser diamonds. It draws attention to the form and gives the diamond a bigger appearance. A striking appearance may be achieved by selecting a unique metal colour or side stone.

Prong Setting

Prong setting oval ring
Prong Setting Oval Ring

A decent setting for an oval diamond is a prong setting. They not only shield the diamond from damage, but they may also provide height, lifting the stone above the band and catching the viewer's attention.

Bezel Setting

Bezel setting oval ring
Bezel Setting Oval Ring

If you lead an active lifestyle, a bezel setting, which entirely encloses the diamond's edge in metal, is an excellent option. It’s an effective way to protect the diamond and also enhances the beauty of the oval shape.

Side Stones

Side stone oval ring
Side Stone Setting Oval Ring

Almost any side stone looks good with an oval diamond. Its form is echoed by half-moon diamonds, which makes them a desirable option. Baguettes and tapering baguettes, as well as coloured gems, provide a chance to establish contrast. Choose side stones that are within one or two colour grades of the main diamond to avoid competing with its beauty if you want your diamond side stones to complement the centre oval.


The most accurate determinant of a diamond's brilliance, brightness, and overall beauty is its cut, which is the most crucial C of all.

The GIA does not assign oval diamonds the same overall cut grade as it does round brilliants, like all fancy cut diamonds. But all is not lost, since there are many more statistics that may be used to describe a diamond's cut. See our table below for a starting point for cut quality.

Remember that although though statistics are an excellent place to start to weed out low-quality diamonds, your best chance is always to see a diamond in person or on video and work with a reputable jeweller to locate the finest quality diamond in your price range. Oval diamonds are particularly arbitrary, and beauty is genuinely in the eye of the beholder (rather than the numbers).


Oval cut diamonds show color more than other diamond shapes, so you'll want to opt for a higher color grade to get a certain look - whether that be cool and colorless or sunny champagne. The larger the diamond, the more obvious the color differences will be.

However, the distinctions between two (or even three) colour classes are frequently indiscernible to the unaided eye, so put your attention on choosing the diamond colour that you adore visually rather than spending more money for a barely noticeable letter grade.


Carat refers to a diamond's weight and not its size as many people believe. Thanks to their elongated shape, oval cut diamonds tend to look bigger for their carat weight vs other diamond shapes like a round cut diamond.

While sizes vary depending on how a stone is cut, a one-carat round diamond usually measures 6.5 x 6.5 mm, whereas an average oval cut diamond is usually 7.7 x 5.7mm - the extra height provides the impression that it is bigger. Therefore, think about an oval cut if you want a diamond that appears larger than its actual carat weight.


The quantity of imperfections or flaws in a diamond is referred to as clarity. The oval shape and superb cutting help oval-cut diamonds to effectively conceal flaws. This implies that you may choose a diamond with a lesser clarity grade and yet have it be eye-clean. Now you're free to spend your budget on more important factors, like cuts.

Remember that imperfections closer to the margins of the stone will be easier to conceal than those closer to the centre.

Flawless (FL): No inclusions or blemishes can be seen with 10x magnification.

Internally Flawless (IF) - With a 10x magnification, several imperfections (but no inclusions) are visible.


Very, Very Slightly Included (VVS1 and VVS2) - Under a 10x magnification, inclusions are difficult to notice.

Very Slightly Included (VS1 and VS2) - Minor inclusions can be seen under 10x magnification

Slightly Included (SI1 and SI2) - inclusions that are visible at a 10x magnification

Included (I1, I2, and I3) - Obvious inclusions under 10× magnification

What to look for in an oval diamond

When looking for an oval diamond, consult the 4Cs of diamond quality. Oval diamonds are judged for their carat weight, colour, and clarity using the same standards as round brilliants. This might help you narrow down your search.

Length-to-Width Ratio

When viewing oval diamonds, keep proportion in mind. According to a thorough study of form preferences done by GIA in 2009, consumers and industry experts tend to favour a longer oval shape. According to the poll, ovals with a length to width ratio of 1.7:1 were the most common shape. You won't often find one since it is impractical to cut such lengthy oval diamonds from the raw rough. Ovals with ratios between 1.3:1 and 1.4:1 are more common.


In order to create the beauty of an oval diamond, symmetry is crucial. Draw a line along the centre of an oval diamond to see if it is symmetrical. The two sides' faceting and form should be identical. Next, trace a hypothetical line across the oval's centre. Again, the two parts should have the same faceting and form.

Shape Appeal

Look for an oval diamond with a lovely contour and sections that are evenly spaced apart. It is beneficial to contrast many various oval diamonds in order to pick one that appeals to you. 

Girdle Thickness

The pavilion and crown come together at the girdle. It serves as the diamond's setting edge and defines the diamond's perimeter. Rounds and fancy shapes both use the same criteria to determine girdle thickness. Make sure to review the percentage diagram in the diamond's GIA Diamond Grading Report. Indicating whether the girdle is excessively thick or thin, the figure will display the stone's average girdle thickness percentage. Overly thick girdles can make a diamond heavier than its face-up appearance suggests, while tiny girdles can make damage like chipping more likely.

What is bow tie effect in an oval diamond?

A seemingly dull or darker core that resembles a black bow tie is known as the "bow tie effect." It is a location where light leaks rather than being reflected. The bow tie effect reduces diamond brilliance, although it only shows up when the oval cut is too shallow or deep. The presence of a bow tie will drive down the price of a loose diamond. A bow tie is caused by an issue with the diamond’s facets, which causes an area of reduced light within the centre of the diamond. The facets of a diamond work like a series of mirrors to reflect light back into your eye from everywhere around you. The dark contrast you observe as you gaze at the stone is a reflection of your head and shoulders, which are obstructing light from reaching the diamond. The bow tie will be more obvious the closer your face is to the diamond. If the diamond is cut correctly, the bow tie will be small, but once you are in front of the diamond, there will always be some measure of a bow tie.

Overall, oval-cut diamond rings have a bigger, longer appearance than round brilliant diamond rings but nevertheless have a similar level of brightness and scintillation. They go well with rings that have bigger accent stones since they are beautiful and feminine. Oval diamond forms of the highest caliber are offered at competitive prices by V. Jayantilal & Co.

Round diamond are often described as being attractive, radiant, and elegant. 

This article offers a thorough overview of everything you should know before buying round diamonds. From understanding the 4Cs (cut, color, clarity, and carat weight) to exploring different diamond settings and certifications, this comprehensive guide will equip you with the knowledge needed to make an informed decision. Additionally, it delves into the history and popularity of round diamonds, highlighting their timeless appeal in various jewelry designs. 

What is a Round diamond?

What Is Round diamond

One of the most popular diamond shapes, round diamonds come with a classic uniform and symmetrical shape and 58 facets. Its superior mechanics are responsible for the maximum brilliance and fire it emits. Because of this, they are a preferred material for necklaces, rings, earrings, and other types of jewellery. Interestingly, over 75% of diamonds sold are round-shaped diamonds. The faceting on round-cut diamonds also makes colour and inclusions appear better than in other fancy shapes. You almost certainly can't glance around without running across a round diamond engagement ring since these stones are so cherished that over 50% of all diamonds purchased are round cuts. Its symmetrical shape also offers versatility, as it can complement various styles and settings. Additionally, the round cut's timeless appeal ensures that it remains a classic choice for diamond jewellery enthusiasts worldwide.

History and Origin of a Round Diamond

The Round Brilliant cut made its introduction in the 18th century. In the beginning, it had 17 facets on the crown (upper half), although this was eventually increased to 33, which enhanced its fire and brilliance.

By 1900, the Round brilliant cut had been perfected thanks to the rapid advancement of modern diamond cutting techniques, the invention of diamond saws, and the improvement of jewellery lathes.

As previously mentioned, Marcel Tolkowsky examined this cut in 1919 and calculated the brilliance (amount of white light reflected) and fire, striking a delicate balance between the two.

These calculations would serve as the foundation for all future brilliant-cut changes, rules, and standards up until this day.

By the 1940s, the Round cut had evolved into the instantly recognizable symbol of love and commitment that we are so familiar with today, thanks to the launch of De Beers' influential advertising campaign for diamond engagement rings.

Since then, a variety of other diamond shapes have had their moments in the spotlight, but always alongside the Round cut, which has earned a permanent spot in our hearts as the most adaptable and sparkling diamond shape available. It makes sense why brides choose it so frequently. 

Round-cut diamond cut

The round brilliant is the only cut lab entity graded for cut quality. The brightness, fire, scintillation, weight-to-size ratio, toughness, polish, and symmetry are the seven criteria used to judge the cut of a diamond. The diamond's grade is determined by the five out of seven categories that it scores the lowest on. To evaluate the cut quality, you should also make sure the diamond is not too shallow or too deep, as misalignment in diamond proportions causes a stone to lose its fire and brilliance. Additionally, the round brilliant cut is known for its ability to maximize the diamond's sparkle and brilliance due to its precise proportions and facet arrangement. It is important to note that a well-cut diamond will reflect light internally and externally, creating a stunning display of light and color. Therefore, when choosing a diamond, it is crucial to consider the cut grade, as it greatly impacts the overall beauty and value of the stone. 

Round-cut diamond colour

The color of a round-cut diamond is graded on a scale from D to Z, where D signifies a completely colourless stone and Z means an easily noticeable yellow or brown tint. 

Round brilliant diamonds tend to cover over yellowish tinges in a stone since they reflect more light than any other diamond shape. Additionally, round diamonds 0.50 carats and smaller conceal colour better than bigger ones do. Because of this, even if you wish to appear white, you might not need to get a high-end colourless diamond depending on the size of the diamond you want to buy. However, if you are looking for a larger diamond, it is recommended to invest in a higher quality stone with a higher color grade to ensure that any yellow or brown tint is not easily noticeable. Additionally, it is important to consider the overall clarity and cut of the diamond, as these factors can also affect how well the stone hides any color. 

Round-cut diamond clarity

Round diamonds conceal inclusions and flaws reasonably well due to the facets' arrangement and superior light performance. Furthermore, smaller round brilliant-cut diamonds conceal flaws more effectively than larger ones do. For this reason, if you're buying a smaller stone, you may choose a lower clarity grade, like SI1 or SI2, while maintaining an eye-clean appearance. 

This is so that any minor flaws can be hidden by the smaller round diamonds' brilliance and sparkle. To ensure a more flawless appearance, it is advised to prioritize a higher clarity grade if you are thinking about purchasing a larger round diamond.

The best setting style for round-cut diamond

Round diamond engagement rings can be complemented by a wide variety of ring designs. One stone at the centre of the ring, or a solitaire setting, is always in style. To draw attention to the centre stone, round diamonds are frequently set with side stones or encircled by a halo.

Prong settings: This setting supports the stone's girdle from below. Prongs support the stone above the band to highlight the diamond's size and increase brilliance. The six-prong setting, first used by Tiffany & Co. more than 125 years ago, is still a popular option for engagement rings. If you're attempting to choose between the two, you might want to discover the benefits and drawbacks of each prong setting type. A four-prong setup is also an excellent alternative.

Cathedral Setting: Because it mimics the support arches found in places of worship, this arrangement received its name. The diamond may be seen because of the prong setting's slopes on each side.

Bezel Setting: A terrific option if your meant leads a busy lifestyle, metal entirely encircles the diamond in a sleek, contemporary design, providing the diamond's girdle with optimal protection.

Tension setting: The diamond appears to be floating because it is kept in place by the pressure of two opposing bits of platinum or carat gold. Because there is no metal below the diamond in this setting, it is simple to clean, but because the diamond is partially exposed, it is more susceptible to unintentional damage. For those who are active, this environment is not the ideal option.

Pavé setting: Many small gems are set close together, sometimes in a honeycomb pattern, creating the appearance that the ring has been “paved” with diamonds. A pavé setting can encircle the round diamond centre stone like a halo (also known as a halo setting); extend along the band, or do both. Either way, it’s an elegant look!

Channel setting: A grooved channel holds side stones that are set edge-to-edge in a row. If you’re leaning toward an engagement ring with a round centre stone and baguette side stones, a channel setting is a popular option for setting the side stones. Round and princess-cut diamonds can also be channel-set. The gemstones are well protected, making this type of setting style a great choice for daily wear.

Vintage Setting: If you’re a fan of antique style, you will be spoiled for choice when selecting a vintage round-cut ring. The vintage setting looks like a bracelet and enhances the beauty of a round-cut diamond. 

Halo Setting: A Halo setting is a collection of smaller stones that make round diamond glitter. 

Reasons to choose a round-cut diamond engagement ring

Beauty of Round Diamond

Without a doubt, round diamonds are among the most beautiful gems. Why? They are cut using the finest tools and greatest accuracy. Additionally, its 58 facets provide optimum light reflection. Because of this, they have a captivating glitter.

Timeless aura

For generations, people have treasured and passed down the round-cut diamond's brilliance from one generation to the next. For instance, the three-carat round diamond engagement ring worn by Queen Elizabeth was once a piece of Princess Diana's tiara.


Have you ever been mesmerized by the glitter of a diamond? Isn't that a lot? The amount of white light that reflects off a diamond's table to the unaided eye is what we refer to as brilliance. The 58 facets that make up a round diamond's perfect shape are crucial for enhancing brightness. A finely cut round diamond is therefore a true eye-catcher. 


The multicoloured light that a diamond emits is referred to as fire. It endows the diamond with personality and beauty. A round diamond with a fine cut may have a lot of fire.


Round-cut diamonds go with many different styles because of their traditional cut and enduring brilliance. For instance, historical or modern round-cut diamond rings can be worn with silver, platinum, gold, or any other metal.

If you’re looking for a versatile and timeless diamond, a round-cut diamond is undoubtedly the one you should choose. At V. Jayantilal & Co., you will find high-quality round brilliant cut diamonds at an affordable price range. You can get in touch with us to help you certify the diamond you are planning to purchase. 

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