Your Essential Guide To Complete Round Cut Diamonds

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In the romantic realm of engagements and marriage, a breathtaking diamond ring perfectly embodies the everlasting love and eternal commitment between a couple.

When you’re ready to take the next step in your relationship with your forever person and pop the million-dollar question, carefully selecting the right proposal ring in Singapore is in order. But with a plethora of stunning diamond shapes and sizes to choose from, you’ll undoubtedly be spoilt for choice.

There is no better alternative on the market than an elegant, round cut diamond proposal ring – prized for its timeless beauty that will never go out of style.

Let us introduce you to the ins and outs of round cut diamonds – perhaps, this will be the ultimate diamond shape of choice both you and your significant other will love!

Exhibits supreme light performance

Thanks to its precise proportions and 58 facets, each quintessential round cut diamond boasts a maximum light return compared to other diamond shapes. Because of its distinctive, dazzling sparkle, this cut has revolutionised the way consumers view diamonds, unleashing a glamorous new world of sparkling brilliance previously unexplored by traditional diamond cuts.

No other diamond shape comes close to attaining the same outstanding light performance a round cut diamond does. A round cut diamond also has a more outstanding brilliance, fire, and scintillation among the existing diamond shapes, making it an unrivalled contender in the market.

Choosing the best cut quality is key

When you’re choosing a round cut diamond, its cut is of utmost importance among the 4C’s. This is because the grade of a round’s cut determines how sparkly and bright your stone is. Achieving the best cut quality will significantly impact the overall aesthetic of a round cut diamond and reflect the gem’s captivating beauty and value.

Since it is your precious engagement ring, you’ll want to meticulously assess the calibre of your diamond using the 4C diamond grading rubric to ensure it has the best sparkle. For instance, our lab-grown, round cut diamonds are assigned with the following grades: excellent and very good – which means you’ll always get the best bang for your buck. Ultimately, you should only purchase a round cut diamond with an excellent cut rating, as even a minor flaw can dull its shine.

Colour variations are harder to spot 

The colour in a round cut diamond refers to the natural tint – white or slightly warm undertones – inherent in the gem. Your diamond will be graded on an alphabetical scale starting from D (colourless) to Z (light yellow). The closer your round is to colourless, the pricier it gets. At Star Carat, our round cut diamonds possess colour grades between D to H, which has little to no yellow undertones!

Because of its intense sparkle, it is harder to spot colour variations in a round cut diamond. Additionally, choosing your gem’s colour is never a one-size-fits-all approach. A helpful tip: select a diamond colour grade that will complement your skin tone!

Unparalleled clarity

Flaws are expected from a diamond, as it goes through tremendous heat and pressure during the mining process. However, as with its colour, round cut diamonds are fantastic at camouflaging inclusions and blemishes. This is because of its excellent light reflections and refractions.

Most consumers look for an “eye clean” stone, which means that imperfections in a diamond are not visible to the naked eye. Diamonds graded with S12 clarity and above do not have blemishes that are obvious to the human eye. Our lab-grown diamonds are graded from S12 onwards, allowing you to don a beautiful ring that you will be proud of.

Our recommendations for buying the perfect diamond ring

When purchasing the right ring to propose to your partner, you will never go wrong with a round cut diamond ring. At Star Carat, we believe that each ring should resonate with the love story you and your forever person want to share.

Aside from offering an extensive range of affordable diamond engagement rings in Singapore that are sure to tickle your fancy, our exquisite jewellery is also intricately designed with IGI certified lab-grown diamonds that belong to the Type IIA category reserved for the top 2% of the global production of diamonds!

Finding the perfect fit for your proposal ring has never been easier with our helpful ring size guide. Browse through our online shop or book an appointment to speak with our friendly consultants for a personalised recommendation of your engagement ring today!