The cut of the diamond refers to the skill of the craftsmanship that goes into creating its overall shape. The better the cut and the greater the expertise of the person working on it, the more reflective and dazzling the final stone will be.
There are a number of other aspects that determine the overall cut, and nothing is more important than the brilliance (how reflective the stone is) and the fire (how it disperses light inside the boundaries of the stone) of the stone. Besides this, there is the scintillation (a measure of how much the stone sparkles) of the stone.
The overall cut grade is comprised of a number of other factors, including the polish of the outer surfaces, as well as the symmetry and proportions of the stone. For this reason, it is important to consider the overall cut grade, rather than the factors that go into it, when considering the stone. This is because the overall grade will give the true picture of how all the properties are balanced and intertwined.
Size Matters: The cut will have the biggest influence on how much the stone sparkles when it weighs more than 0.50 ct. This means that the skill of the craftsman comes into its own when you consider heavier stones.
Shape Matters: Higher brilliance diamonds such as rounded cuts will require cut grades of excellent or very good quality to look their best, whilst square cuts can still look amazing with good grades.
As with everything related to diamonds, the choice is ultimately a very personal one that is determined by balancing a number of interwoven factors. At Abelini, we know that your journey is a personal one so we provide everything you need to make the right choice.