A lot of people make the error of thinking the cut of a diamond relates to the shape of it. However, this is not correct. The cut is a term that is used to refer to how well the diamond has been cut from its rough form. It is, therefore, associated with the overall proportions of the diamond and quality. When determining the worth of a diamond, it is one of the most vital aspects to take into consideration. Unfortunately, it can be a complex attribute to understand. But, there is no need to worry, as we have broken it down for you.
So, why is the diamond's cut so vital? This is because the cut is responsible for creating the stunning sparkle we have come to associate with a diamond. The brilliance, fire, and scintillation of a diamond all comes down to how well it can be cut. You know the cut is outstanding, if you can see the diamond twinkle from afar. Click on ‘cut grading’ to discover more about cut grading.
There are a number of factors that are considered when determining how well a diamond has been cut. The proportion of the diamond is undoubtedly one of the most crucial. This looks at the relationship between the size, shape, and angle of all of the diamond's facets. This alone shows how complicated cut grading is, as most diamonds have in excess of 50 facets.
If a diamond is not cut correctly, i.e. it is too shallow or too deep, the light will escape, and you will lose the stunning sparkle. However, if the diamond has been cut well, the light will strike every pavilion facet at the right angle, ensuring the vast majority of the light is reflected, producing a beautiful twinkle. You can find out more about this by heading to the 'anatomy of a diamond' page.