Every diamond is measured by four C’s: cut, clarity, carat weight, and color. When buying a diamond for an engagement ring most people want a sparkling diamond and think the diamond’s color is the most important thing to look out for. Unfortunately, this is not true. It’s actually the diamond’s cut that influences the appearance of the diamond the most.
DIAMOND-CUT VS DIAMOND SHAPE
When checking out diamonds online, you may ask yourself asked the question of what the best diamond cut is? This isn’t surprising considering there are just so many available. However, don’t get confused with the terms cut and shape, as many people think they are one and the same.
A diamond has to be cut to create its shape, this job is usually performed by a trained diamond cutter.
Unlike the cut, which looks at the proportions, symmetry, and polish of a diamond, the shape simply looks at the style or outline of the diamond. For example, the most popular cuts or most popular shapes include a round brilliant “cut” diamond or a princess “cut” diamond.
Other popular diamond shapes include fancy shaped diamonds, such as pear, marquise, or cushion cut diamond. Also popular are step-cut diamonds, including the emerald, Asscher, and baguette shape.
The team at Thomas Nevin Jewelers has the expertise to assist you with your diamond options.