Round Diamonds

Round-shaped diamonds are the perfect example of simplistic beauty.

Round-Shaped Diamonds

Known for their simple, circular shape, round diamonds are the most popular choice for engagement rings. These classic stones are perfect for the traditional bride, but can be paired with an intricate setting for a more personalized look. Round diamonds work with nearly any setting, allowing you to choose your loved one’s gift from a wide selection. Here, we cover important information about round diamonds, and help you find the right one for that special someone.

Clean Origin’s Selection Of Round-Shaped Diamonds

Clean Origin provides a stunning selection of round diamonds to choose from, all of which will match perfectly with a setting from our solitaire, halo, classic, three-stone, and vintage jewelry collections. Whether your significant other would prefer her diamond to shine alone in a solitaire or stand out with an intricate vintage band, a round-shaped diamond looks beautiful in any Clean Origin setting. With that kind of versatility, it’s no wonder our round diamonds are best-sellers.

Round-Shaped Diamonds - The 4 C’s

Round-shaped diamonds (sometimes also called round-cut diamonds or brilliant round diamonds) are pretty much what you’d expect — these are round diamonds, beautiful and symmetrical with a large flat table and at least 58 individual facets. But while all round diamonds share certain attributes, not all are of the same quality. To determine the overall value of a stone, we look at the 4 C’s of diamonds: cut, clarity, color, and carat.

Cut — Although the two terms are often used interchangeably, there is a difference between the “cut” and “shape” of a diamond. The shape of a diamond (round, in this case) refers to its physical appearance, while the cut refers to how well the diamond’s features interact with light. Clean Origin only offers diamonds at or above a “good” cut quality. Good, very good, excellent or ideal are the four available options. When choosing the cut of a round diamond, keep in mind that the higher the grade the cut is, the more brilliant it will appear. It is also important that the cut is neither too deep nor too shallow; a well-proportioned cut reflects light flawlessly.

Clarity — Clarity, which refers to the number of inclusions and blemishes in a stone, is particularly important in round diamonds. Each diamond will have a different amount of these flaws, ranging from SI2 (having the largest amount) to VVS1 (having the least). Because of the shape and cut of a round diamond, any flaws will stick out; a high level of clarity is one of the most important factors to consider when you pick out your stone.

Color — In this case, color refers to the absence of color in a diamond. Clean Origin only offers diamonds from J to D, though there are diamonds with color from Z (containing the most color) to D (containing the least color). Color is hard to detect in round diamonds because they reflect so much light, which means that as long as it looks good to you, your significant other will love it, too.

Carat — While you can choose whichever color you like, round diamonds look their carat size, especially if you place them in solitaire settings. Unless you decide to make your round diamond appear larger by placing it in a halo, you’ll need to choose a larger carat size to wow your bride-to-be. However, by purchasing a lab-grown diamond, you can save 20-30% on the price—enough to substantially increase carat size.

Buyers Tips for Round-Shaped Diamonds

While round diamonds don’t highlight color differences, clarity and carat size must be chosen carefully. Perform an “eye test” on the diamond, determining whether you can see any flaws within the stone; if you can’t detect any, chances are no one else will either. Carat size is another key thing to consider: with no fancy cut to hide behind, it can be clear whether the diamond is large or small. If you don’t have the budget to purchase a larger carat diamond, pair it with a halo setting; tiny diamonds encircling her main stone will make it appear larger than it actually is.

Round Lab-Grown Diamonds

Because lab-grown diamonds have the same chemical construction and appearance as mined diamonds pulled from the earth, they are graded the same way. When comparing the two types of round diamonds, you will look for the same qualities in cut, clarity, color, and carat. However, because they rely on a shorter supply chain, lab-grown diamonds can offer the same qualities as mined diamonds at a 20-30% lower price, allowing purchasers to increase carat size and thoroughly impress their loved one.

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