How Does a Dream® Diamond Compare to a Radiant, Princess
or Emerald Cut Diamond?
The emerald cut diamond has been around since antiquity. Traditionally, emerald cuts are rectangular in shape and feature a classic "step cut" faceting. In 1945, Asscher Company modified the emerald cut into a square shape. While emerald cuts are noted for being colorful, they lack the full sparkle of a round diamond. In 1970, Basil Watermeyer created the Barion Cut to bring the classic brilliance associated with the round to the step cut. His innovation was to modify the pavilion (bottom) of the emerald cut to mimic that of the round brilliant. He published his designs, yet did not patent them. In 1977, Henry Grossbard patented a similar style in New York and called it the Radiant. The princess cut diamond is a generic cut developed in the early 1980's as the rectangle or square that would retain the most possible weight from a standard piece of rough diamond. It has a "chevron-style" pavilion. Princess cut diamonds tend to be less bright and colorful than emerald and radiant cuts. The Dream®
diamond by Hearts On Fire is the latest achievement in the evolution of the perfect square cut. Dream is perfectly proportioned and precisely cut for maximum beauty, brightness, fire and sparkle. Dream was awarded a U.S. Design Patent for its unique design in November 2002.