Holy Cow! is right Mr. Phil Rizzuto!
The standard round brilliant diamond shape has 58 facets as outlined in the graph below.
A skilled diamond cutter will align these 58 facets in such a way so as to maximize the amount and intensity of light that is refracted back to the viewers eye.
In recent years several diamond manufacturers have sought to market and brand their diamonds as a cut above the competition by dividing and cutting the diamond rough into more facets.
Diamonds with 66, 88, and 129 facets have hit the market. Are these diamonds “better”, “flashier”, bling-blingier than the 58 facet version?
Reviews have been mixed.
Now comes word that an Antwerp Diamond Cutter has patented and is manufacturing a diamond with 221 facets! It is called the “Brilliant Lady 21″.
Their website is here: Brilliant Lady Diamond
The Brilliant Lady Diamond
Is this 221 facet diamond sparklier and more beautiful than a diamond that only has 58 facets?
The answer is that only you, The Consumer, can decide by looking at this diamond and comparing it to a beautifully cut 58 facet round brilliant shaped stone.
“A Diamond Is Forever” is a great marketing slogan and true but a diamonds beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder.