Cut is a measure of how a diamond’s facets interact with light. A diamond’s cut grade is a measure of a diamond’s light performance.
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Cut is a measure of how a diamond’s facets interact with light. A diamond’s cut grade is a measure of a diamond’s light performance. A well cut diamond offers maximum light return out of the diamond’s table surface area. In a shallow cut diamond, light leaks out of the bottom. A deep cut diamond allows the light to escape from the sides.
Clarity evaluates the number, size, and position of inclusions and blemishes inside and outside of a diamond. All diamonds except for Flawless have inclusions. In fact, almost all diamonds have imperfections or what is referred to as inclusions. Many of these imperfections or inclusions are microscopic and in most cases are not noticeable by the naked eye. Eye-clean diamonds are the most popular diamond clarity grades amongst consumers. An Eye-Clean diamond is generally any diamond that is Slight Inclusion (SI) level or higher.
The round brilliant cut diamond is the most popular diamond shape, because if it has been cut properly it will tend to have more sparkle when observed by a human eye. A round diamond will give you a nice balance between its clarity, color, and cut while still producing a top notch fire and brilliance.
Princess cut is the most popular non-round shape. Princess cuts are square in shape and have pointed corners. They offer a unique look and a brilliance that will blow you away. When purchasing a princess cut make sure the length to width ratio is close to each other if going for a perfect square look.
Asschercuts are nearly identical to the emerald-cut except theY tend to be square in look and have cut corners. They offer square facets that create a unique vintage look while staying classy and elegant.
The shape of a marquise can maximize carat weight of a diamond, giving the diamond a larger weight appearance. Most marquise shapes are set in diamond rings north to south, while west to east looks just as beautiful.