In our last article, we discussed how a diamond is weighed in carats and points, and this won’t really mean that all diamonds that are the same carat weight will be exactly the same size.

This is because of the many different ways a diamond can be CUT.  The cut doesn't only refer to the design of each of its many flat edges, or facets, but also in the proportion of which the overall shape is cut.  


The sparkle and brilliance of a diamond depends on its ability to reflect the natural light around it, and it is the quality of the cut that gives it the ability to bounce the light off the bottom of the diamond and reflect it back up through the top.  If a diamond is cut too deep or too shallow, the light will be lost through the bottom or sides, however when cut in perfect proportion, it will create the right shape to reflect it back out. A diamond’s cut is graded from poor, fair, good, very good and excellent. At Aurora Stone, we believe that CUT is one of the most important factors when buying a diamond.  It can make a big difference to the quality because as already mentioned, it determines how a diamond sparkles. The more a diamond sparkles, the more it can create the impression that it is a larger carat than other less cut diamonds,and make it harder to see any noticeable inclusions in the CLARITY.

Please note cut only applies to Round and Princess cut diamonds.

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