If you're looking for a wedding ring that will truly pop, it might be time to consider shopping for a trillion cut wedding ring. These rings contain stones shaped like triangles. Some rings contain trillion cut stones surrounding a round or square center stone. Other rings contain a trillion cut diamond in the center of the ring. This article will explain the cut so you can make an informed choice.
A trillion cut is sometimes referred to as a "trilliant" cut. Either term is completely acceptable. The trillion can contain rounded corners or very sharp corners. This diamond shape was developed in Amsterdam, but has spread in popularity and is widely available today. The shape is slightly more expensive than more common diamond shapes because the cut is harder to do successfully. The diamond cutter must examine the raw stone carefully, looking for just the right place to cut to produce a trillion diamond that refracts light from the top and out the bottom. If the cut is too shallow, the light will pass right through without refracting in sparkles. If the cut is too deep, the light will be trapped in the center of the diamond and the stones will glow rather than sparkle. Other diamond shapes are much more forgiving, and much easier to get just right. Most reputable jewelers will disclose how well the stone has been cut with a particular grade score. The best are given a score of "ideal," moving down to "premium," "very good," "good" and finally "poor." Most experts recommend that you buy rings that have a "very good" score or higher.
If cost is a concern, the smaller the diamond, the less expensive the ring will be, as a general rule. Your diamond will be weighed in carats, so look for rings with low carats to cut down on cost. Additionally, trillion cut diamonds with high scores in color and clarity will also be more expensive than diamonds with lower scores in these areas. As you shop, ask to see the appraisal information for each ring you're interested in, and look at those scores closely. You'll educate yourself on what well-cut stones look like, and what ideal stones look like. You'll be well prepared to shop online for your ideal ring, if you choose to.
Since rings with trillion cut center stones are rather new, it's unlikely that you'll find one in an antique store or thrift store. The rings just aren't that old yet. That doesn't mean, however, that you can't find a bargain. Look for stores that will sell you the diamond outside of the setting. You can look clearly at the stone this way, without paying extra for the metal that goes into the ring. You can then buy a setting from another merchant, or design your own ring around the trillion cut of your dreams for a one-of-a-kind ring. Look for independent craftspeople who can work for you on a freelance basis. You'll pay less than hiring a designer in a jewelry store, and you may get more personalized attention.