Round is our most popular cut. For almost 100 years, diamond cutters have been using advanced theories of light behavior and precise mathematical calculations to optimize the fire and brilliance in a round diamond. Round cuts also have the widest variety of setting styles so you can customize to your heart's content.
Are round cut diamonds more expensive than other shapes?
Round cut diamonds take the most raw material to create when they are cut from a rough diamond. While carat weights under .75 are only slightly more expensive than similar fancy cut diamonds, as carat weight increases (especially at the 1 ct. mark), the cost increases more significantly. Learn more in our guide to how diamond shape affects price.
Is GIA certification important for round cut diamonds?
Round cut diamonds are the only shape with cut standards established by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). All Blue Nile diamonds are GIA certified. Learn more about GIA diamond grading reports.
How Popular are Round Cut Diamonds?
Round Cut is by far the most popular diamond shape on Blue Nile. Over 70% of our customers choose a round cut diamond.
How important is clarity in round diamonds?
Round cut hides inclusions well, so you may be able to save with a lower clarity grade.