Nina's guide to rose-cut diamonds

Nina's guide to rose-cut diamonds

rose cut diamond guide

Are you in pursuit of a diamond that exudes an enticing allure, distinguishing itself from the rest with a soft romantic glow?
If so, look no further than the captivating rose-cut diamond! 
In this comprehensive guide to rose-cut diamonds, we delve into the mesmerising world of this unique diamond cut. Learn everything you need to know about the rose-cut diamond and why it needs to be on your must-have list!
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What is a rose-cut diamond?

A rose-cut diamond is a unique cut of diamond that resembles the shape of a rosebud. Unlike traditional brilliant-cut diamonds, which have 57 or 58 facets, a rose-cut diamond can have anywhere from 3-24 facets. The bottom of a rose-cut diamond is flat, creating a larger surface area, while the top is peaked and covered in distinctive triangular facets.
What is a rose-cut diamond?

Are rose-cut diamonds rare?

Absolutely. Rose-cut diamonds are scarce and can be challenging to source. They make up only 0.1% of modern cut diamonds, making them one of the most difficult of all diamond cuts to acquire. A rose-cut diamond delivers personality and romantic appeal, making them all the more desirable as a gift of love to oneself or another. Not only are they visually appealing, but the limited availability also makes them a sought-after diamond for those looking for a piece of jewellery that's one-of-a-kind.

What makes rose-cut diamonds unique?

Rose-cut diamonds have a distinct look and feel that differentiates them from other diamond cuts. Their unique shape and facets give them a softer, more romantic appearance, with a gentle glow that emanates from within. Their flat bottom and peaked top also create a larger surface area for the stone's brilliance, creating a magical light play. This whimsical aura is what makes them unique and enticing!


How to evaluate rose-cut diamonds

When evaluating the worth of a rose-cut diamond, there are a few key factors to consider: cut, colour, clarity, and carat weight. Let's take a closer look at each of these factors!


The cut of a diamond refers to how to diamond is cut, including the proportions and symmetry. There are no industry standards for making a good cut with a rose-cut diamond - it's about personal preference. When buying a rose-cut diamond, your opinion is the only one that matters! 


The colour of a rose-cut diamond can range from colourless to the full spectrum of fancy-coloured diamonds. The availability of colours depends on the natural formation process of the diamond and the access to sourcing such uniquely coloured diamonds that have been cut as rose-cut diamonds.


The clarity of a diamond refers to the presence or absence of inclusions or internal flaws. Rose-cut diamonds don't have a pavilion, giving them a more transparent, luminous appearance. Still, they also may allow for more visible inclusions or "imperfections" in comparison to some other diamond cuts. Inclusions give each diamond its own unique character and charm.

Carat weight

The carat weight of a diamond refers to its size. Because of their flat bottom, you'll benefit from extra perceived size with rose-cut diamonds. Rose-cut diamonds appear larger than other diamond cuts when viewed from above.

Are rose-cut diamonds making a comeback?

YES! Rose-cut diamonds are making a comeback. The vintage cut was extremely popular from the 16th to the early 20th century, particularly during the Victorian and Georgian eras. However, their production declined over time as other methods of cutting diamonds were developed. In recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest in rose-cut diamonds as people desire unique and distinctive alternatives to more traditional diamond cuts.

What are rose-cut diamonds worth? 

To determine the value of a rose-cut diamond, several factors should be considered, including the diamond's quality, size, and market demand. Generally, rose-cut diamonds are priced more affordably than traditional brilliant-cut diamonds. This is due to the re-proportioned carat weight, which offers a larger visible surface area for the price, allowing you to acquire a bigger-looking diamond while staying within a lower price range. With rose-cut diamonds, you can enjoy the allure of a larger stone without compromising your budget!

Celebrities who adorn themselves with rose-cut diamonds

Renowned celebrities have embraced the exquisite elegance of rose-cut diamond engagement rings, adorning themselves with these stunning pieces. The rose, a symbol of love and romance, takes on a whole new level of significance when transformed into a diamond cut, serving as a powerful representation of eternal love. It comes as no surprise that these celebrities have chosen the most romantic of all diamonds to express their enduring affection.
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Jennifer Aniston received an 8-carat antique rose-cut engagement ring from Justin Theroux in 2012. 
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Lilly Collins received a 2 to 3 carat rose-cut diamond engagement ring from Charlie McDowell in 2020.
These iconic figures have elevated the allure of this distinctive diamond cut by creating extraordinary pieces and have sparked a resurgence of interest and curiosity among jewellery enthusiasts by placing the rose-cut diamond on the world stage. Their influence and style have contributed to a renewed appreciation for the timeless beauty and romantic essence that the rose-cut diamond encapsulates. 

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Rose-cut diamonds at Nina's Jewellery

Have you been captivated by the allure of the enchanting rose-cut diamond? If so, secure your very own treasure from our carefully curated selection of mesmerising rose-cut diamond jewellery accompanied by various complementary fancy cuts, including pear-cut, hexagon-cut, trapezoid-cut and cushion-cut diamonds. Browse Nina's collection of rose-cut diamond jewellery today! 

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