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DIAMOND CUT

DIAMOND CUT

One of the most important factors you should consider when buying a diamond is its cut grade. At Beverly Hills Jewelers, we recommend selecting the highest cut grade within your budget. The cut determines a diamond’s physical appearance, influencing the brilliance, fire and flash.

Since cut has an important impact on the price of the diamond, a poorly cut, flat or deep diamond is worth substantially less than a well-cut diamond. Diamonds that are too deep or too shallow often return less light and have less brightness.

Diamond cut is graded from Excellent (which provides maximum brilliance, reflects the most light back to the surface), to Poor cut (which most light escapes at the bottom or the sides of the diamond, providing little to no brilliance).

Ideal Cut Diamond

No matter where the light enters this diamond the light will go in the top, traveling around the diamond interior and exiting out the top of the stone. It is a rare cut represents roughly the top 3% of diamond cut quality. It reflects most light that enters the diamond.

Shallow Cut Diamond

When looking at a shallow cut diamond, it looks much larger than it really is. You can make a diamond of 0.85 ct weight with this type of spread cut, and make it appear as a 1.00ct diamond. This is a personal preference, but in a cut too shallow the light is somehow lost.

Deep Cut Diamond

In this kind of cut, the light is exiting the side of the diamond. This is because the stone is too deep and the light is not being controlled to go out the top. There is not much demand for this cut.

Diamond Cut Guide

A cut grade on a diamond is based on a number of factors namely light performance, proportion and craftsmanship. Here is a diamond cut chart for round brilliant diamond grades.

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Center Stone Type Diamond
Center Stone Carat Weight 1.00 Carat
Center Stone Cut Cushion Cut
Side Stone Total Weight 0.55 Cts
Side Stone Shape Round Brilliant Cut
Side Stone Average Color G-I
Side Stone Average Clarity SI
Setting Type Micro Set Double Row Shank
Metal Type Gold
Metal Color White
Band Width 1.25-2.5mm
Rhodium Plated Yes
Available Sizes 3.5-8.5
Center Stone Type Diamond
Center Stone Carat Weight 1.00 Carat
Center Stone Cut Round Brilliant Cut
Side Stone Total Weight 0.45 Cts
Side Stone Shape Round Brilliant Cut
Side Stone Average Color G-I
Side Stone Average Clarity SI
Setting Type Micro Pave Set
Metal Type Gold
Metal Color White
Band Width 1.25-2.1mm
Rhodium Plated Yes
Available Sizes 3.5-8.5

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