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Accounting for more than 75% of diamonds sold globally, the Round is the most popular diamond shape. It is also the most 'brilliant' of all cuts. 

The modern Round brilliant consists of 58 facets (or 57 if the culet (point) is excluded); 33 on the crown (the top half above the middle or girdle of the stone) and 25 on the pavilion (the lower half below the girdle). Girdles have 32, 64, 80, or 96 facets; these facets are not counted in the total.

If you are looking for an engagement ring, the Round brilliant cut diamond encompasses beauty and is the most popular cut for solitaire engagement rings. A Round brilliant diamond offers unsurpassed brilliance and sparkle provided that it is well cut.

If you are looking for a diamond to exhibit optimum fire and brilliance within your budget, Vashi.com recommends a diamond with a very good cut, polish and symmetry. The brilliance of a Round brilliant can, in some cases enhance a lower colour grade stone in a way which a fancy cut stone cannot.

Browse our round cut engagement rings collection here.