Diamonds 101: Cut

Cut Grades

A diamonds Cut Grade is critical to the beauty of the finished piece. Diamonds that are designed, cut and finished by a knowledgeable and  experienced jeweler have a better appearance and reflection.

‘Excellent Ideal’ Cut

The Excellent Ideal cut diamond describes a round brilliant diamond that has been cut to exact and mathematically proven proportions. Its symmetry produces the ultimate in luster and beauty.

When a diamond is cut to the Excellent Ideal proportions, all of the light entering from any direction is totally reflected through the top and is dispersed into a display of sparkling flashes and rainbow colors.

‘Fine Exceptional’ Cut

A Fine Exceptional cut diamond demonstrates subtle variations from the Excellent Ideal cut. Although dimensional differences affect a diamond’s reflection of light, a Fine Exceptional cut still achieves a harmonious balance between its proportions and the display of brilliance.

‘Value’ Cut

This diamond gives you the maximum value and beauty, combining carat weight and a low price.

Parts of a Diamond

Diamonds are composed of five main parts;

  • Table
  • Crown
  • Girdle
  • Pavilion
  • Culet

parts of a diamond