Round Brilliant Shaped Diamonds
The Round Brilliant is the standard shape for diamonds. This form accounts for more than 75% of the diamonds sold today.
The modern round brilliant consists of 58 facets; 33 on the crown (the top half above the girdle) and 25 on the pavilion (the lower half below the girdle).
The Round belongs to the Round-Edge Fancies cut type. It is cut with a perfectly symmetrical faceted arrangement. The Round is cut in a way that allows the light to reflect through the stone causing a magnificent brilliant effect. As a result, it is the most popular shape used with colorless diamonds. Not many Fancy Colored Diamonds are cut in this shape since it is more difficult for the cutter to maximize the color intensity of the stone, therefore their price will usually be more expensive than other shapes.
Below you can view a gallery of different Round shape diamonds in the many styles they appear:
Among the world's most famous diamonds you can find the following Round diamonds:
The Hancock Red, 0.95ct Fancy Purplish Red
During the years, different Round diamond were sold for record prices in auctions
• In 1987, The Hancock Red, a 0.95ct Fancy Purplish Red was sold for 926,000$ / Per carat and for many years was the most expensive price paid per carat.
• On Nov 09, a 3.17ct Round Fancy Intense Blue was sold for $796,178 / Per carat and became the " Highest price per carat for an intense blue."
Learn more about other common Diamond shapes: