Choosing The Cut of A Diamond

There are many different cuts of diamonds
to choose from. The cut essentially refers to
the shape that the diamond is cut into–.
unless you are in the diamond or jewelry.
business, but this shape has a great impact.
on the much the diamond sparkles.

However, in the diamond industry, the cut of.
a diamond doesn’t refer to its shape at all.
Instead, this is a reference to the stone’s.
depth, width, brilliance, durability, clarity, and.
other aspects of the diamond. Common.
cutting problems include a missing or off.
center culet, misalignment, a diamond that.
is too thick or too thin, cracks, or broken.

The most popular cuts are heart, marquise,.
oval, pear, princess, round, trillion, and.
emerald cuts. The shape has an impact on.
how much the diamond sparkles, but the.
actual cutting itself– when the diamond.
cutter actually cuts the diamond into a.
particular shape– also matters a great.
deal. If the diamond is poorly cut, it will lose.
its sparkle.

When shopping for a diamond, you should.
of course choose the shape that you like the.
best, but then look at several different.
diamonds of that shape to find the one with.
the best cut– the one that sparkles the most,.
in all types of lighting.

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