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Featured Diamond Cut: The Round Brilliant

According to the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), the round brilliant is one of the most desirable cuts for engagement rings due to its intense sparkle, accounting for more than 70 percent of all diamonds sold today. If you want to express your commitment to your significant other while down on bended knee with a jeweler box holding a spectacularly stunning ring, then you may want to consider a round brilliant-cut diamond.

What Is In a Diamond Cut?

Diamond cut refers to the proportions, symmetry, and polish rather than the stone’s shape. These characteristics, along with the stone’s design and craftsmanship, determine how well the diamond’s facets interact with light. For example, the round brilliant is a round-cut diamond with up to 58 facets, albeit no less than 57, allowing it to light up a room with its sparkle (GIA).

Round-Cut Diamond Engagement Rings


Featuring a round-cut center stone secured by four polished metal prongs, held aloft by the band’s raised shoulders to provide an elegant and timeline aesthetic that reflects the grace of another era while maintaining soft femininity, with five channel-set accent stones on each side of the sparkling center stone. The LEF engagement ring is symbolic of your fearless venture into love, trust, and commitment.


Intricately placed pave-set diamonds on the ring’s tall shoulders, along with a four-prong head securely cradling the round-cut diamond center stone, provide a flattering aesthetic that captivates from the furthest distance. The NOK engagement ring echoes traditional jewelry design, in theory, to remind you that marriage is the pinnacle expression of love and that where your hearts meet is where you will build your home together.


With an arch of channel-set accent stones and a four-prong head securing the round-cut diamond, polished to shine, the RIJK engagement ring offers a refreshed take on the vintage look from the past’s bespoke rings. This ring makes a beautiful statement of abundance and elegance – perfect for wearers who trend towards vintage – to provide a good omen of things to come in your relationship.

These and other engagement ring designs made by Cornelis Hollander are created uniquely for the wearer at our luxury jewelry design studio in Scottsdale, using the highest-quality gemstones that are incorporated into contemporary-style settings. Since 1984, we have been considered one of the premier names in jewelry design worldwide. Schedule a consultation with one of our jewelry designers and, if you’re a new customer, enjoy 10% off your jewelry purchase and 15% off any jewelry repair until February 27.

*Offer valid for new customers who make a jewelry purchase or repair on or before Sunday, February 27, 2022. While we invite you to share this offer with family and friends, it is limited to one person per coupon. It cannot be combined with any other discounts or promotions, nor may it be applied towards previous purchases. In addition, this offer holds no cash or additional redemption value and must be presented before purchase. Other restrictions may apply.


“GIA Diamond Cut Grade: Six Things You Need to Know.” Gemological Institute of America (GIA), April 26, 2018.

“GIA Tips for Buying: Round Brilliant Cut Diamond.” Gemological Institute of America (GIA), July 12, 2016.

“Understanding Diamond Cut.” Gemological Institute of America (GIA).

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