We saw them on Angelina Jolie at the Golden Globes
, we saw them on Felicity Huffman and Cate Blanchett at the SAG Awards
, but what exactly are rose cut diamonds? The rose cut is one of the older diamond cuts,
it came into being in the 16th century when diamonds were polished using diamond dust. It has a flat bottom and a faceted top that rises to a point, making them dramatically different from the modern brilliant cut which has a flat table on the top, a faceted crown and a pointed pavilion underneath.
The rose cut provided more brilliance than other methods used at the time but fell out of favor once rotary saws and lasers started being used to cut diamonds because the rose cut is more wasteful than other cuts. Still, the rose cut is a sought after look, particularly in vintage or Indian jewelry. They provide more muted fire and brilliance than other blockbuster gems but provide their own mysterious glamour.