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Comparing Loose Round Diamonds: What Sets Them Apart from Other Shapes

Diamonds are available in various shapes and sizes, each with its own special traits. While some people prefer the uniqueness of a princess or emerald cut, others are attracted to the eternal elegance of a classic round diamond. In this article, we will look into the world of loose round diamonds by figuring out what makes them different from other shapes and subsequently why they are much sought after. We will also cast a spotlight on A. A. Rachminov’s incredible knowledge of the diamond industry followed by how we ensure our round diamonds are of the highest quality.


The Uniqueness of Round Diamonds

Round diamonds are the most popular diamond shape, accounting for around 75% of all diamonds sold worldwide.The characteristics that make round diamonds unique compared to other shapes are:
  • Brilliance: Superior brilliance is the hallmark of round diamonds, and this is achieved since they are able to utilize as much light return as possible because of their shape. It achieves this by innumerable facets of the diamond that have been cut at exact angles so as to reflect light in a manner that other shapes cannot.
  • Versatility: Being perfectly symmetrical, round diamonds allow for numerous jewelry styles and designs—from traditional solitaire settings to more contemporary ones.
  • Popularity and Resale Value: Round diamonds are the most popular diamond shape and, as a result, they often retain their value better than other shapes, making them a good investment.
  • Optimal use of rough diamond: If you want to have maximum advantage from a rough Diamond, the round brilliant cut is made for that purpose and hence in this cut less of raw material gets wasted as compared with fancy shapes. The yield of the final product that comes from the diamond is still higher when compared to what it contributes in its finishing which can only take place on stone one.
  • Durability: These diamonds are rounded in shape and thus do not have sharp edges or corners. This makes them more durable, does not chip and meager chances of damage especially when put in one’s ornaments.

Cut and Brilliance

The cut of a diamond refers to the arrangement of its facets, which affects its light performance. The cut of a diamond impacts both its brilliance (white light reflection) and fire (color reflection) - the two essential components of the diamond's sparkle. Diamonds are usually indexed by the number of accurately cut facets which can be found in their symmetry; this measure is known as ‘cut quality’ or simply ‘cut’. The highest cut-quality of a round diamond is 57 or even 58. This exceptional number of facets maximizes the amount of light returned to the viewer's eye, resulting in an unparalleled level of sparkle and brilliance.

The loose round diamonds of A. A. Rachminov are carefully modeled to impeccable standards with a significant focus on the symmetry, the polish of the diamond among other attributes. We see to it that the dimensions of the diamond are cut in a manner that would achieve ideal proportions, which results in maximum sparkle and fire. The combination of A. A. Rachminov's expertise and round diamond's natural beauty results in the finest diamonds.


Choosing the Right Diamond Shape

In choosing the diamond shape, much can depend on one’s personal preferences, style and budget. Consider the following factors when deciding between a round diamond and other shapes:
  • Personal Style: If you want to have a classic and timeless appearance, then a round diamond is probably right for you. But, if you are leaning on the special and uncommon side, then think of other forms such as oval, pear or heart.
  • Budget Considerations: Round diamonds usually cost more than other shapes due to their high demand. If you have a tight budget try other shapes as they may give you more size for the same budget.
  • Brilliance: The round diamonds are one of the most brilliant. Round diamonds are best if you want sparkle. However, other shapes such as princess or radiant cuts provide a lot of brilliance as well.
  • Ring Setting: Think of the setting that you want for your diamond. Round shaped diamonds are great choices for almost all settings because they are versatile and tend to look good in them.
  • Symbolic Meaning: It is believed that various diamond shapes signify different meanings by some people. For example, round diamonds usually symbolizes everlasting romance whereas emerald cuts reflect boldness and innovation. Choose a shape that appeals to your own story or the message that you want to send across.


As previously analyzed, loose round diamonds have special features that make them outstanding, and A. A. Rachminov’s expertise in diamond cutting brings out the best in these gems. Things to consider when choosing the ideal diamond are your style, preference for a setting, and your budget. However, you can never go wrong with a classic round diamond. With its well-established reputation for quality and excellence, A. A. Rachminov is a fantastic choice for anyone looking for a loose round diamond. Our intimate knowledge and expertise in diamond cutting ensure that any diamond we provide is of excellent quality.


Frequently Asked Questions

Why are round diamonds more popular than other shapes?

Nonetheless, there are various forms of shapes for diamonds, which include round, oval, princess among others; however, round diamonds tend to be the most popular due to their unmatched brilliance as well as the classic beauty and timeless appeal they tend to portray. They reflect the maximum amount of light due to their symmetrical cut and hence, they are very sparkly.

Are round diamonds suitable for all types of jewelry settings?

Round-shaped diamonds are versatile and work with almost any kind of setting – from plain solitaire rings to more elaborate designs such as halo or pavé settings. Their shape is symmetrical and they have a brilliant cut which makes them very suitable to feature in different styles of jewelry, hence heightening their sense of versatility.

When buying a round diamond, what should buyers consider?

When purchasing a round diamond, buyers should focus on the 4Cs: cut, color, clarity, and carat weight. The cut is especially important, as a well-cut round diamond will have superior brilliance and sparkle. It's also advisable to consider the diamond's certification and origin to ensure quality and ethical sourcing.