Recognizing Rose Cuts

Recognizing Rose Cuts

 Rosecut Diamond Ring   Diamond Slice Necklace   Pale Grey Sapphire Slice Earrings

For many men and women, an engagement ring purchase is their introduction to the various cuts of diamonds such as brilliant (round), emerald (rectangular) and princess (square).

Lesser-known is the rose cut, which got its name because the facets resemble a rose’s spiraling petals.  It originated in the 1600s in Golconda, India. It was popular during the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods along with the old European mine cut.  But as modern technology developed in the mid-20th century, the rose cut was eclipsed in popularity by the brilliant cut.

Recently, top jewelry designers have embraced the subtle beauty of the rose cut and have brought it back into fashion.  Rose cuts can be found in either stones or “slices” of stones. They have an undeniable versatility, which is demonstrated in a few of our new pieces, shown above.

The three-stone diamond engagement ring is a stunner, with more than two carats of rose cut diamonds set in an antique-inspired graduated 18k yellow gold band.

For a more modern look, a rose cut diamond slice framed in white pave diamonds and set in 18k white gold recently made a fantastic birthday gift for a special woman from her loving husband.

Pale grey sapphire slice earrings set in 18k matte yellow gold will be lovely dressed up or down.  Enhanced with a sparkly brilliant-cut white sapphire, they are a surprise gift from a bride to her incredible sister/maid of honor.  Thank you for all of your hard work, Krissy!

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