A cut gemstone having 56 to 58 facets to maximize the volume of light that is reflected from the inside and thus produce the greatest brilliance. The most common shape of brilliant cut stones are round, which is why this is type of cut is sometimes called a "round-cut", but oval, marquise, pear shape and heart shapes are not unusual.
This gem cut, originally the Mazarin diamond cut developed in the mid-1700s, has undergone a long evolution. There are currently hundreds of variations of the round brilliant cut but the term usually refers to the modern American Ideal cut designed by Marcel Tolkowsky. It usually features 57 triangular â€œbrilliantâ€ facets and one flat table facet.
The most brilliant cut containing 58 facets. The round brilliant cut makes the most efficient use of light to increase brilliance and fire.
The most common cut usually containing 58 facets. Also the most brilliant cut, in terms of most efficient use of light to increase brilliance and fire, hence the name. See also 'Hearts and Arrows'
Round brilliant cut stones are known to have the most vibrance and sparkle. With 57 or 58 facets radiating from the center out to the girdle, a brilliant cut maximizes the amount of light that is reflected from the core of the stone.
The most common diamond shape, containing 58 facets.
A round shaped gem cut having 58 facets, 33 on the crown and 25 on the pavilion.
The most common style of cut diamond around today. It includes 58 facets and makes the most efficient use of light in order to maximise fire and sparkle.
See Brilliant cut.