With just 24 facets, the subtle beauty of rose cut diamonds is that they impart a soft diffused light rather then the bright light of the modern brilliant cut. The most significant trait of rose cut diamonds is that they are flat at the bottom and dome shaped at the top. Unlike other diamonds which have culets and tables.
Developed in the 1600s in India and continued to remain popular in the Georgian and Victorian eras. Tiffany & Co. famously used the rose cut in ring designs during the turn of the century.
Both vintage and modern rose cut diamonds are fairly rare. Only one in 1,000 diamonds in the market today are made into a rose cut. Modern rose cut diamonds also continue to be made and polished by hand as opposed to brilliant cuts which are cut by a machine.