Round? Princess? Oval? In all reality, this is where she’ll let you know if your diamond made the cut. And with that in mind, here’s what you need to know.
Cut refers to a diamond’s proportions, finish, symmetry and polish. It’s how a diamond-in-the-rough becomes the beautiful gemstone your lovely lady shows all her friends. The cut is directly responsible for just how good your diamond is going to look—and how good you’re going to look for buying it.
A diamond with precise cuts and shape will sparkle and shine because its many facets catch the light perfectly. On the other hand, a diamond with imperfect cuts just sorta sits there. You know…like you.
As an example, look at this round brilliant cut with 58 facets. Since the diamond’s beauty directly reflects the quality of the cut, the precision with which the facets are arranged is of prime importance. They determine the amount of light reflected to the eye, which we call brilliance. And if you’re smart, you’re taking notes.