Named for the flower, this cut has been around for centuries and offers an alternative to the modern brilliant cut. The rose cut has a subtle and beautiful natural understated sparkle with a soft luster. Rose cuts have a flat bottom and a domed, faceted top resembling a rose bud.
This cut has been found in jewelry dating back to the 1500s but in some cases, similar cuts have been found in embellishment from even earlier eras. They were particularly popular during the Georgian and Victorian eras.
Rose cuts shine beautifully in candlelight but with the advent of electricity, diamond cutters found that a deeper pavilion and angled bottom facets refracted more light with the newer lighting, so diamonds were progressively cut deeper and taller. The rose cut was a precursor to the Old European Cut, Old Miner Cut and today's modern brilliant cut.