In preparation for Valentine’s Day, we’ve already shared why we love Rubies and Diamond Slices. We’d be remiss if we didn’t highlight Rose Cut Diamonds, which feel almost custom-made for the love-, romance-, and rose-soaked holiday. Read on to learn why Rose Cut Diamonds are an ideal choice as Valentine’s Day gift ideas this year — especially if candlelight is involved.
What Is a Rose Cut Diamond?
Rose Cut Diamonds are Diamonds cut in a way that resembles the spiral of a rose bud. They have flat bases, and each Diamond’s peaks are cut into a faceted dome. This creates a larger surface area for reflecting light.
According to Lang’s “Antique Jewelry University,” Rose Cut Diamonds first appeared in the 16th century, increasing in complexity over the years. Not only did the number of facets increase, but their positioning changed. Rose Cut Diamonds can have anywhere between 3 and 24 facets. Contrast this with Brilliant Cut Diamonds, which have a conical, triangular shape at their base and can have more than double the amount of facets.
Why Does the Cut of a Diamond Matter?
As the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) explains, the cut of a Diamond impacts how the Diamond’s facets interact with light. So while you may rightly think of a Diamond’s cut as a beautiful shape in and of itself, the cut is also about creating the Diamond’s special brightness, scintillation (i.e., sparkle), and fire (i.e., light-scattering, rainbow-creating abilities). According to GIA, “Precise artistry and workmanship are required to fashion a stone so its proportions, symmetry and polish deliver the magnificent return of light only possible in a diamond.”
Rose Cut Diamonds interact with light in a different way than, say, Brilliant Cut Diamonds. Whereas Brilliant Cut Diamonds are designed to dazzle in any type of light, a Rose Cut Diamond has a more romantically subtle and diffused luster. In Lang’s words, “Nothing glimmered better by candlelight than rose-cut diamonds.” Indeed, in the right light, Rose Cut Diamonds almost seem to glow.
Why Are We Talking About Rose Cut Diamonds Now?
Today’s jewelry designers — including Bloom Jewelry, obviously! — have fallen in love with the romantic, understated beauty of the Rose Cut Diamond. As fewer and fewer vintage Rose Cut Diamonds are available, we’re delighted to do our part in bringing the gorgeous cut back into the limelight. Or should we say… back into the candlelight.
Rose Cut Diamonds have also experienced a resurgence in engagement rings. Lily Collins, Jennifer Aniston, and Matthew McConaughey’s wife Camila Alves all received Rose Cut Diamond engagement rings.
Still Looking for Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas?
If you’re still looking for Valentine’s Day gift ideas (for someone else or yourself!), you’ll be well-served to consider a Rose Cut Diamond. We invite you to take a look at some of Bloom Jewelry’s favorite pieces featuring Rose Cut Diamonds. We like to think of a Rose Cut Diamond as a rose that will live forever. Why bother with a bouquet of roses when you can instead give a Rose Cut Diamond?
This truly stunning statement necklace features a pendant with a Rose Cut Diamond center and Pave Diamond accents. The antique sterling silver chain is accented with 14k gold filled findings and hand wrapping.
Working on a slightly smaller scale, our Rose Cut & Pave Diamond Round Delicate Necklace features a gorgeous Rose Cut Diamond encircled with a double halo of Pave Diamonds. (For true luxury and romance, pair them with our Rose Cut & Pave Diamond Halo Drop Earrings.)
These Rose Cut Diamond Stardust Halo Drop Earrings are so magical they make any day feel like a special occasion.
As always, every piece of jewelry we make is backed by Bloom Jewelry’s Lifetime Guarantee. Life happens, but we’ll always be here to help you return your jewelry to its original sparkle. Utterly free of charge, we are committed to refreshing, polishing, untangling, or repairing your beautiful Bloom pieces.