Tips To Help You Select The Finest Diamond Cut

By: David Franck

The diamond cut is usually acknowledged as the most crucial quality when buying a diamond and thus shouldn't be mistaken with the shape of the diamond. The cut in fact refers back to the brilliancy of the diamond. In easy terminology, how the diamond is cut will reveal how the light is mirrored through the stone.

A good quality cut will permit the light to pass through the stone then reflect from side to side. The light will then reflect back out from the diamond and this twinkle is what you observe with your eye. In diamond language, this flicker is termed the "brilliance".

When buying a diamond the salesman might commence touching on terms including the girdle, crown and table depth. In order for you to understand this terminology, you'll want to grasp all the components that comprise a diamond. Beneath is a quick explanation of these terms which will assist in making your buying experience more pleasurable.

Pavilion it is also known as the bottom and is the portion of the diamond under the girdle.
Girdle - it's the largest measure on the diamond and separates the pavilion section and the crown.
Crown it's the top end portion of the diamond and will have a crown height as well as an angle associated with it.
Table it is the large flat portion of the diamond above the crown.
Diameter it's the widest area of the diamond measured across the girdle.
Culet it's the tiny tip of the diamond on the Pavilion.
Depth this is the height of any diamond when calculated from the table to the culet.

Furthermore when obtaining your diamond, you'll notice that they're categorized as the following diamond cuts:

Very Good
Fair & Poor

The "Ideal" cut refers to round diamonds only and is usually the one invested in by individuals wanting the very best money can buy. "Premium" cuts are priced a bit lower than the Ideal cuts and are yet again priced for all those where money is of no concern.
The "Very Good" cut is generally reserved for those who would like a bigger diamond. These stones continue to be superb alternatives only with a different table or girdle width. Again these are priced lower than both cuts pointed out above.
The "Good" cut gives shoppers genuine value for money. The Good cut allows for a larger stone from the original rough diamond. If it were cut smaller then a high quality small stone would have been created, that's why the cut has been sacrificed in an effort to make the most of the weight. This really is the price range where you can find a fantastic cut and clarity of diamond without worrying about reckless spending on your budget.
The "Fair" & "Poor" cuts result in large diamonds but with less quality. This diamond cut is for those who want a big looking diamond at the cheapest possible price.

Understanding the components which comprise a diamond in addition to the diamond cut classifications will certainly facilitate you to choose your perfect diamond, although the other 3 cs of diamonds will also play an important role while determining your budget and should thus not be ignored.

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Should you require extra information concerning diamond cut, please visit Davolfan is a qualified gemologist by trade and is active in the South African Rough Diamond Market.

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