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History of the Brilliant Cut Diamond
Diamonds became popular as ornaments in jewelry in the 1400's and the different techniques and styles of diamond cuts such as the Brilliant Cut Diamond were gradually developed over many years. The Brilliant cut is one of the most favourable form for enhancing the play of colour, and is therefore most effective for all Precious and most of the Semi-Precious Stones. Lodewyk (Louis) van Berquem of Brugge, Belgium who in 1458 created the first cut diamonds.  Louis van Berquem invented a diamond polishing wheel called a scaif which enabled him to cut the facets of a diamond. He also introduced the concept of using absolute symmetry in the placement of facets on the stone. Cardinal Jules Mazarin (1602 – 1661) serving the French King Louis XIV, collected diamonds from Catherine the Great and is credited with the first 'Brilliant cut' diamonds, which were called Mazarins (Double-Cut Brilliants). The art of cutting brilliant diamonds was further developed by Vincenzio Peruzzi, of Venice ; a city which was, in his time of the late 1600's, the chief seat of the Diamond trade. Vincent Peruzzi, a Venetian diamond polisher, introduced the "Triple-Cut Brilliant" or "Peruzzi Cut" by doubling the number of crown facets from 17 to 33. Double-Cut Brilliants (Mazarins) and Triple-Cut Brilliants (Peruzzi Cuts)
were cushion cuts (squares or rectangles with rounded corners). These cushion-cut brilliants are known today as "Old Mine Cuts." The advancement in cutting tools in the early 1900's led to modern diamond cuts including the round brilliant cut. For Additional facts and information click the following links:

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Description of the Brilliant Cut Diamond
The description of an Brilliant Cut Diamond is: The modern round brilliant diamond consists of 56-58 facets including the culet. Between the table and the girdle are generally thirty-two facets, and below the girdle twenty-four. The facets maximize the volume of light that is reflected from the inside and produce the greatest brilliance.

Brilliant Cut Diamond - the Cutting Process
Diamond Facets are the smooth surface areas of a diamond which are cut and polished to control the brilliance and the durability of a diamond. A skilful diamond cutter brings out all the brilliance and sparkle of a diamond by choosing the most appropriate cut, such as the Brilliant Diamond cut.

Symbolism & Meaning of Diamonds
The traditional properties closely associated with diamonds  are action, passion, and energy. Jewelry containing diamonds are believed to enhance relationships, increasing inner strength and provide the wearer with balance, clarity and abundance. Wearing jewelry containing a diamond will focus the energies of the precious gemstone through the gem.

Brilliant Cut Diamond Engagement Rings
The tradition of wearing engagement rings, including those with an Brilliant cut diamond, symbolizes the promise of a future together which is sealed with the giving and accepting of a ring. The tradition of giving a diamond engagement ring dates back to the 13th century. Mary of Burgundy is the first known recipient of a diamond engagement ring, in 1477. Betrothal Betrothal rings were initially given as a pledge to marry. All wedding and engagement rings are worn on the third finger of the left hand because the vein in this finger, called the "vena amoris", was once believed to run directly to the heart which is closely associated with love. The circular shape of rings symbolizes unending love.

Brilliant Cut Diamond Solitaire
The most popular style engagement ring is a diamond solitaire, the cuts include the Brilliant cut diamond solitaire. The solitaire design was introduced by Tiffany about 100 years ago. The Tiffany solitaire setting enhanced the brilliance and lustre of the diamond by introducing the first ‘open’ mount, which allowed light to travel freely through the precious stone differing from all previous settings which had restrictive closed backs. The Brilliant cut diamond solitaire is a beautiful cut for this type of jewelry.

Brilliant Cut Diamond
What constitutes good cuts? Good Brilliant Cut Diamonds are effected by several different elements which have a large impact on a diamond's brilliance. These include the Width and Depth of the stone, the Symmetry and the alignment of a diamond's facets and the polish. Diamond Clarity is a measure of a diamond's blemishes and inclusions which also effect the brilliance of diamonds and their sparkle because they interfere with the passage of light travelling through the precious stone. The skill of the jeweller will ensure that Brilliant cut diamonds have a suitable cut to give the most beautiful results in respect of their lustre, transparency, refraction and dispersion of light.

Definition:
The description of an Brilliant Cut Diamond is: The modern round brilliant diamond consists of 56-58 facets including the culet. Between the table and the girdle are generally thirty-two facets, and below the girdle twenty-four. The facets maximize the volume of light that is reflected from the inside and produce the greatest brilliance.

  
 

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