We often think of a diamonds cut as it’s shape (round, princess, emerald cut), but in actuality it refers to it’s proportions, symmetry and polish – how well a diamond’s facets interact with light. The cut is a grade of the diamonds reflective qualities. The overall beauty of a diamond depends more on it’s cut than any other factor and ultimately determines it’s value.
The diamond cut has three primary effects on the diamonds appearance: brilliance, fire, and scintillation. A good cut is when all three of these factors are present in the diamond in the