A cut of a diamond has nothing to do with its shape.

It can be round, pear or emerald, and yet it doesn't affect the quality of a cut. 

The most significant element of a diamonds beauty is without a doubt - The Cut!

A quality of a cut is defined by how well the diamond's facets interact with light, and whether it holds more weight or more brilliance.

In order to determine the quality of a diamond, a few elements must be taken into consideration- brightness, Fire, and scintillation. 

When a diamond's crystal is still in its original state, the brilliance, fire, and scintillation are still locked within it. 

The Brightness is an internal and external white light reflected from a diamond.

The fire is a scattering of white light into all the colors of the rainbow.

The scintillation, the shining element, is the amount of sparkle a diamond produces, and the reflection within the diamond, that causes the pattern of light and dark areas.

When you purchase a diamond, look for the professionals. Only an expert who knows the delicate artistry of cutting a stone in the ultimate symmetry, proportion, and polish will be able to provide you with the highest lights a diamond can hold. 

Today, many diamonds are cut inappropriately. 

You can notice an improper cut when there is very little brilliance and it weighs a bit more. 

 A diamond is cut properly will appear as colorless rough crystal can with a noticeable balance of dispersion brilliance and scintillation. 


Follow the light

The reaction to the light can provide a great indication as to the quality of a diamond and the diamond cut.

When light enters a diamond it bends or refracts.  

Light entering through the crown is striking the pavilion outside the critical angle, reflecting to the other side of the pavilion. From there it is reflected towards the crown. If the pavilion is too deep, the light will leak out to the back, losing the ability to reflect through the diamond.


Grade the cut

The gemological Institute of America (GIA) has determined the cut grade of the standard round brilliant diamond, which is considered standard. It will view and inspect the craftsmanship, design, weight and thickness, symmetry as well as polish quality. It will calculate the proportions of the facets that influence the appearance. These proportions allow it to evaluate how successfully a diamond interacts with light, providing those remarkable 'visual effects'.

While today many business owners will not invest in the professionals in order to achieve an ultimate result it is critical to know what to look for and recognize those elements that make the difference.