Originating in India, rose cut diamonds were crafted to resemble the closed-bud petals of roses.
During the 17th and 18th centuries, rose cut diamonds gained immense popularity in European jewelry. They were widely used in engagement rings, brooches, pendants, and other ornamental pieces. Their popularity surged during the Georgian and Victorian eras, where they were symbolic of romance.
Rose cut diamonds are relatively flat at the base and have a rounded dome-like top covered in triangular facets, arranged in a symmetrical pattern. This cut lacks the brilliance and fire of modern cuts but has an antique charm and a soft glow. Its subtlety and grace make it a favored choice for vintage and vintage-inspired jewelry, appreciated for its historical aesthetics and romance.