Diamond ring with 0.92 carat round brilliant diamond graded G color, VS2 clarity, depth 59.4 %, table 58 %, Very Good polish, Very Good symmetry, Very Good cut grade, No fluorescence, and measuring 6.35 x 6.30 x 3.76 mm (ref: GIA 15205715, dated 06/28/2006) set in a 14-karat white-gold Solitaire mounting with four-prong head and knife-edge style shank.
We suggest round diamonds with a depth of 59-62.5% and table of 53-59%. Symmetry is more important with round diamonds than with fancy shapes so we suggest at least Very Good for symmetry and prefer at least Good rating for polish.
The round brilliant diamond is the most sought after diamond shape because it is diamond cut with the most brilliance and it has great versatility in a wide variety of jewelry. In addition to diamond engagement rings, the round brilliant is very popular diamond shape for diamond pendants and diamond earrings. The brilliance and sparkle of the round brilliant diamond produces incomparable beauty. You may have heard of a term called “Ideal Cut” while researching diamonds. This term refers to the attempt to cut a round diamond with the finest proportions possible to achieve the maximum brilliance. Today’s modern round brilliant diamond is precisely cut to maximize the diamond’s brilliance, fire and size. The round brilliant shape is usually the most expensive diamond cut for several reasons. Cutting the round diamond shape from the rough (unpolished) diamond crystal typically results in more diamond carat-weight loss than other shapes. It also takes more proficiency and time to properly cut and polish a round diamond than most other classical diamond shapes. Finally, the round is the most popular diamond shape so the law of supply and demand increases the price of round brilliant diamonds.
For detailed information on what constitutes great cut in a round brilliant diamond check out the discussion on cut in our diamond education section.
The Soliatire style mounting provides a time enduring, classic look exhibiting the beauty of the round brilliant diamond shape. A Solitaire setting is a great choice for a woman looking for classic elegance. It is also a nice option for a man who is not quite sure what type of mounting “she” is looking for. You can have a surprise proposal with a beautiful diamond ring even if you only know what diamond shape she prefers. The round brilliant diamond should be your focus since it is the focal point and main investment. If you find out your significant other was yearning for a three stone diamond ring or something with antique flare, you have not spent thousands of dollars with your choice of a Solitaire mounting.