Facts About The Cut Of Diamonds

Specious gems and stones are a high-end trade in today’s market. The value of these solitaires varies depending on a number of facts. Specifically, when one discusses about diamonds, there are certain points to be kept in mind. Are you planning to gift a jewellery set with these precious stones to your loved one? Or, are you going to pop that question, you’ve been holding back for a long time?

When you’re choosing these personal ornaments, you are to examine the four C’s of diamonds. They are namely, clarity, colour, carat and cut. Out of the above four, even though all of the C’s are important, the ‘cut’ is the most important factor. This is the feature that truly enhances the value of the stone. Here are some facts about it:

• If you have been purchasing such jewellery sets, you would be aware of what to look for in them. Knowing some information about the different cuts, will help you pick the perfect ring, necklace or earring for your loved one.
• There are different sections of this precious stone:
– Diameter
– Table
– Crown height and angle
– Girdle
– Pavilion depth and angle

1. What do you mean to consider the cut?

You might be wondering if the brilliant cut conveys the meaning of the shape or style of the jewellery. However, this is not what it means, as it is the final product with a balance of the symmetry, proportion and polish. This is what brings out the shine, appeal and value of it. Therefore, a diamond cutter is responsible to do a good job because it’s what makes the overall eye-appeal of it.

2. Three types of reflections

Three types of reflections are combined for the ravishing brilliant cut diamond rings. It allows the amount of light to pass and reflect, making it more sparkle. The three include:

– Brilliance: this is the brightness, which is the light that enters the stone and reflected through the different facets. These facets are like mirrors, reflecting through each of the facet. Finally, passing through the table and reaching the naked eye, as white light.
– Dispersion: this is the rainbow colours seen inside the diamond. This occurs due to the light that enters inside and reflects against the mirror facets inside it.
– Scintillation: this is the sparkling effect, due to the light that is passing, while, moving the precious stone.

3. What are the cut grades?

These cuts are graded according to the following:

– Poor: narrower and deeper stones, with less reflection of light
– Fair: not up to the quality of a brilliant
– Good: somewhat good and allows more light than the fair cut
– Very good: nearly as much of light it reflected through it
– Deal: rare and extremely valuable. Mostly reflecting the light from all directions

With the aforementioned facts will be sufficient for you to understand how to choose the best, after considering the other three C’s.