Clear Cut Classroom: 4C's for Radiant Cuts

Welcome to The Clear Cut Classroom where we take deep dives into all things diamonds (and jewelry)! We’re back to the basics again breaking down the 4C’s for radiant cuts. Is it the one for you? ✨

 

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Today we’re talking about how to balance the 4C’s for radiants! To start, how do you know it is a radiant? You can always tell by the cut corners! Radiants have been super popular recently and are one of my favorite cuts. I love them because they come in so many different variations: super square or super elongated!

 

Radiant cuts are really good at masking color! Anything in the colorless to near colorless range should face up bright and white. (D-J range)

 

They are also really good at camouflaging inclusions. VS2 and up you should be fine! If you go to SI1-SI2, oftentimes you can find an eye clean diamond, but be sure to have an expert take a look!

 

You can find them in many different silhouettes. It is all about finding the perfect length to width ratio that fits you! A 1.1-1.15 ratio is perfect for the slightly rectangular look. 1.2-1.3 ratio is more elongated, and anything above that is super elongated. It is all about your personal preference! You can find two faceting patterns as well: crushed ice pattern, or starburst. Again, it is all up to you!

 

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