The rose cut is considered to be one of the oldest diamond cuts. Rose cut diamonds gathered popularity from their creation in the 1500s right through to the late 19th Century. Today, they are seeing a renaissance and are highly sought-after. Read on to find out more about the cut itself as well as the history behind it.
What is a Rose Cut Diamond?
Rose cut diamonds can be recognised by their multiple triangular facets. They can have anything between three and twenty-four facets in total, with the twenty-four faceted examples being known as "full rose cuts”. The facets create a domed shape that terminates in a single apex. The overall appearance is said to resemble the unfurling of rose petals — hence, the name of this beautiful diamond cut.
Another distinguishing feature of the rose cut is its flat back, which results in various effects. Because the back isn’t faceted, the diamond appears transparent. At least, more transparent than other cuts such as the Old European round cut . Instead of showcasing a lot of sparkle, the rose cut has an ethereal and pure look.