The rose cut diamond was first introduced in the 1500s, and was also referred to as a rosette cut diamond. Because this gemstone cut created a higher amount of brilliance than any other cut at the time, like the Pendeloque cut diamond, it remained popular for more than a century. The cutting process to create a rose cut diamond resulted in a lighter diamond with a glassy appearance. The downside is that this type of diamond must be cut thick to reduce the amount of light loss, so it didn't have much fire. The lack of fire in rose cut diamonds led to the invention of the brilliant cut diamonds still popular today. Rose cut diamonds are often found in women's jewelry surrounded by smaller semi-precious gems and other inferior stones.