Cut refers to the angles and proportions a skilled craftsman creates
in transforming a rough diamond into polished diamonds. Nature
determines so much about a diamond, but it takes a master cutter to
reveal the stoneís true brilliance, fire and ultimate beauty.
Based n scientific formulas, a well-cut diamond will internally
reflects light from one mirror ;like facet to another and disperse
and reflect it through the top of the stone. This results in a
display of brilliance and fire.
Diamonds that are cut too deep or
too shallow lose or leak light throught the side or bottom,
resulting in less brilliance and ultimately, value.
Cut also refers to the shape of a
diamond- round, marquise, pear, or heart shaped. Since a rounds
diamond is symmetrical and capable of reflecting nearly all the
enters, it is the most brilliant of all diamond shapes. Cut and
cutting style work in harmony to create a
Diamondís brilliance. Cutting
style is categorized into three basic types: Step -cut, brilliant
-cut, and mixed-cut. The difference among theses three types is the
faceting arrangement of each style.
a diamond handles light:
is the cut that enables a diamond to make the best use of light.
- When a diamond is cut
to good proportions, light is reflected from one facet to another and
then dispersed through the top of the stone.
- If the cut of the
diamond is too deep, some light escapes through the opposite side of
- If the cut is too
shallow, light escapes through the pavilion before it can be
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