Diamond Cut – What you need to know to be informed

The diamond cut is really important stuff. Let us first start with some definitions. Some new, one a reminder.

Fire – The light dispersion that appears as flashes of rainbow colors. Particularly lovely when seen in darker environments. Like candlelight.

Brilliance – This refers to the light reflected in and out of the diamond. Perfect proportions will prevent light leakage, so then the gem appears brighter.

Scintillation – The pattern of dark and light facets that intensely sparkles when the diamond is moved. This is seen well under regular ‘daytime’ lighting, such as fluorescent. The opposite of the fire environment.

Diamond facets – These are the flat surface areas of a diamond which have been cut, polished and positioned at different angles allowing light to enter and reflect from the stone. Read on for our diamond cut information!

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Diamond Symmetry and the Differences in Diamond Cuts

When buying diamonds, people often confuse between diamond shapes and cuts. They presume that both are the same. However, they are not. A diamond cut determines how exceptional a diamond is, whereas the shape of the diamond refers to its aesthetic feature. The diamond shape is something like an outline of the diamond. For example, a diamond shape can be round, pear shape, oval shape, heart shape, etc. But when it comes to diamond cuts, it refers to different facets, angles, symmetry, proportion, dimension and reflective features of the diamond which determines the beauty and the brilliance of the diamond. Differences in diamond cuts become apparent very quickly and are hugely a matter of taste.

There are different kinds of diamond cuts, and it depends on the proportion with which a diamond is cut. For instance, a cut of the diamond is based on the angle, size, and shape of each facet. A diamond cut is a central aspect that determines the quality of the diamond in terms of brilliance, fire, and sparkle.

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