Guide to Radiant Cut Moissanite Stones

Created: October 01, 2018

Radiant Cut

No cut is more aptly named than the radiant cut. This modern delight is a stunning centrepiece for many luxurious engagement rings. It could be the engagement ring the love of your life says “yes” to!

The radiant cut is a modern design, mastered in 1977 to flawlessly capture the brilliance of the modified round cut in a simple square design. It’s the supreme square cut gemstone style and perfectly suited for moissanite engagement rings, like the platinum “Everly” ring set with a stunning Charles and Colvard centre stone.

Shape: rectangle or square from above and below with stepped, cut corners.

Facets: 54

Style: modern and eye-catching.

Cut Grading: the radiant cut with it’s extra facets and stepped design make it the most brilliant of all the square cuts. While the Princess cut and Emerald cut gemstones have very distinct styles, the radiant cut is far more adaptable – it’s main feature is it’s radiant shine!

The cut is also known as the square modified brilliant, as it’s lustre and shine are comparable to the classic brilliant round cut. Take a look at our loose radiant cut gems to get an idea of how the cut compares to our other classic cuts.


Radiant Cut Moissanite Gemstone Style

As with all our delightful square cuts, the radiant cut looks even more radiant when embedded next to side gems – like baguette cut natural moissanite stones. Our Charles and Colvard moissanite collection contains a variety of different radiant cut styles in modern, traditional and unique fittings.

For further inspiration, take a look at Jennifer Anniston’s radiant cut engagement ring. This 8-carat gem is held on a delicate yellow gold band – the extravagant size of the gemstone really elongates her fingers with the rectangular shape.

Drew Barrymore’s ring, on the other hand, is much more contemporary. Her radiant cut diamond is set into a diamond encrusted band, not dissimilar to the Charles and Colvard “Esme” engagement ring, featuring a stand-out radiant cut gemstone with a halo of conflict-free diamonds.


Photo Reference: Bespoke Esme 2.70ct Moissanite Ring

Why Lily Arkwright?

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