Although not as popular as the princess cut, rectangular radiant cut diamond rings are always in vogue. In fact, many modern brides have started to go beyond the customary choices in engagement rings and choosing to go with new shapes like the radiant cut diamond.
Princess cut and radiant cut do share a lot of similarities, but there are a few key differences between the two as well. This can make it a difficult decision to choose between the two. However, if you want to get the maximum bling for your buck, you should definitely go for the radiant cut over the princess cut diamonds.
The radiant cut was created in 1977 by Henry Grossbard, who was looking for a cross between a square and a rectangular diamond shape. It is said that he took inspiration from the emerald cut, but added more brilliant facets to it in order to form the radiant cut. The princess cut was created in the subsequent years as there was a demand for a higher carat weight.
As the radiant cut features brilliant faces and carefully cut edges, which means it reflects light better than the princess cut does, which lets you get more sparkle from a radiant cut diamond. The princess cut, on the contrary, produces back and white reflection due to its contrasting linear facets. When you chose radiant cut diamonds, you can flaunt the engagement ring on your big day with confidence.