Blesq Diamonds
28 October 2019

The Refining of Diamonds - Old and Brilliant Cut

We’d like to share our passion and expertise for diamonds with you, which is why we’ve created the Blesq diamonds blog – read on for gripping tales and exciting news about the most precious gemstone on Earth.

The so-called “Old Cut” summarizes all cut forms that were popular before the invention of the brilliant cut at the beginning of the 20th century. At that time, the brilliants were not circular, and fewer facets were created. These were pointed stones whose octahedral sides were polished.

Since the 20th century, the brilliant cut has been the most popular – bringing out the fire of a diamond. It is subject to a special arrangement of differently shaped facets. On its upper side, it has at least 32 facets and a table, and on its underside, it must carry at least 24 facets throughout its pavilion.
This cut is especially popular for a diamond set in an engagement ring.

With our BeSpoke service, you can have your personal diamond incorporated into a unique piece of jewelry by request.