Radiant cut diamonds possess a silhouette shape very similar to an emerald shape, but its facets are cut in a more similar way to that of round diamonds. This means that the appearance of the diamond has an effervescent sparkle, hypnotizing those who catch its gaze.
Radiant Cut Diamonds are also currently 20% less in price than round diamonds. This is a temporary anomoly that provides opportunity as historically the price spread is 2 to 3%.
Why are Radiants not more mainstream and known?
I was blessed to know the late creator of the Radiant Cut, Henry Grossbard and remain friends with his son Stan. Henry did not invent this magnificent cut until 1981. This recent discovery might help explain it is still somewhat unknown to many. Here is Henry’s story:
Henry Grossbard invented the Original Radiant Cut Diamond. Early in his life, one pivotal moment changed everything: a friendly American Consulate clerk expedited Henry’s family’s application for an emigration visa, freeing them from a Nazi camp in occupied France. Once in America, Henry spent his life learning the diamond trade. He perfected his skills for over 30 years. Then he changed the diamond industry forever.
“An experienced craftsman can look into a rough stone and see the finished diamond,” was Henry’s motto. Henry knew that many people loved the elegant rectangular shape of an emerald cut diamond but felt it just didn’t sparkle enough. After lots of careful, expensive experimentation, Henry perfected the Radiant Cut in 1981. This break-through revolutionized the industry, infusing the classically elegant emerald cut shape with unparalleled scintillation.
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