Of the four aspects, it is the cut that gives the diamond most of its sparkle. The more “facets,” or surfaces that reflect the light, the greater the sparkle.
In 1919, a mathematician discovered the angles and proportions to cut a round diamond for excellent brilliance and “fire.” This lead to the classic 58 facet cut that most diamonds now have.
More recently a new scientifically calculated method has created even greater sparkle and “fire”. These Riente DiamondsTM use 74 facets and are visibly superior.
If you can, we recommend selecting a Riente DiamondTM for maximum sparkle. There are a variety of different diamond shapes. Whichever you end up choosing, make sure it has been cut by a skilled jeweller. A poorly cut diamond does not look as good or have the same value.
See below for some of our favourite diamond designs.