It’s easy to see where the Radiant Cut got its name, after all it is the perfect word to describe them.
In 1977, a third generation gemologist named Henry Grossbard set out to create something new. His intention was to combine the shape of an emerald cut, with it’s exquisite aura, with a round cut, with it’s brilliance and scintillation. What he patented was a pretty mixed cut beauty named the Radiant Cut.
Radiant Cuts have a brilliant facet pattern on both the crown and pavilion, but with a classic square or rectangular shape. They have clipped corners and are great at hiding the occasional natural inclusion in the stone. Radiants are similar to cushion cuts but with a distinct straight emerald shaped silhouette. They also have more facets, creating even more brilliance.