Diamond cutters and jewelry designers are paying particular attention to the age-old fashion mantra: Everything old is new again. Forget adding more facets or different facets to a round stone—fashionistas today aren’t looking for more brilliance. Instead, their endless search for interesting looks has brought them flocking to old-school stones long ago abandoned in favor of their more faceted relations.
Rose cuts, Asscher cuts, and cushion cuts are the hottest trends in diamond jewelry—and that includes both bridal designs and fashion designs. The trend encompasses everything from the antique-inspired bridal designs that have been popular for several seasons (and are the perfect setting for these flashback stones) to contemporary fashion pieces that take advantage of both the unique cuts and, in the case of rose cuts, more affordable prices.