About Diamond Cuts


The following text summarizes the work of diamonds experts who know all about diamonds. Listen to their advice to avoid any surprises about your diamond.

There are a bunch of different cuts of diamonds to pick from. The cut basically simply refers to the shape that the diamond is cut into. The shape of the diamond has a great impact on the much it sparkles.

The most common cuts are heart, marquise, oval, pear, princess, round, trillion, and emerald cuts. Although the shape has an impact on how much the diamond sparkles, the actual cutting itself (the time 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.

Well, we’ve covered some aspects of diamond cuts. Let’s move on to some of the other factors that need to be considered when choosing a diamond cut.

From the viewpoint of diamond businesses and the diamond industry, the cut of a diamond doesn’t mean its shape at all. Instead, it’s 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 culets.

When you go shopping for a diamond, you should look at the shapes that you like the best. But remember to 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.

Now you’re a complete expert on diamond cuts. OK, maybe not an expert. But you should have something to talk about next time you join in on a discussion on diamonds.