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What is a Rose Cut and is it Right for You?

Engagements are serious businesses. And wedding plans are based on detail. That type of detail touches every aspect, including the choice of cut for your engagement ring.

The cut of a ring is a personal decision (since there are so many!). Rose cut stones are becoming increasingly popular, especially with millennials who appreciate the simple, clean line approach to ring design.

But the rose cut dates way back (all the way to the 1500’s).

Why is it called a rose cut?

The stones are designed to resemble the petals of a rose by imitating the spiral of petals. Usually, they are flat at the bottom which creates a larger surface area of the stone’s brilliance. It’s considered a simpler cut than the brilliant cut but continues to gain in popularity because of its simplicity.

Here’s an example of rose cut sapphires.