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    Diamond Cuts Explained

    The cut of your diamond is its most important characteristic, and Diamond Exchange wants you to understand why.

     

     

    The cut specifically refers to the angles and proportions created when a diamond cutter transforms the rough diamond into its final polished state. When purchasing a diamond, we highly recommend sticking to the highest available cut grade within your intended budget, simply because the cut of a diamond has the strongest influence on its appearance.

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    The cut dictates the diamond’s light performance. In other words, the cut is the determining factor behind your diamond’s sparkle (brilliance). A diamond that has been well cut will reflect light internally, from one mirror-like facet to another, dispersing it evenly through the crown (top) of the diamond. If it has been cut too shallow and wide, the diamond will lose light through the bottom. If it has been cut too deep and narrow, the diamond will lose light through its sides.

    At Diamond Exchange, you can shop in ease knowing that we only carry diamonds of high quality cut grades, so our stones have maximum brilliance.

     

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    Cut Grades

    Ideal

    A rare cut, all light entering the diamond is reflected through the top. This produces the highest level of brilliance.

    Excellent

    An exquisite cut, nearly all light entering the diamond is reflected through the top. This produces a level of exceptional brilliance.

    Very Good

    While the cut is not perfect, most light entering the diamond is still reflected through the top. This produces a level of very high brilliance.

    Good

    Diamonds of this grade are not as brilliant as those of the first three, but are still very bright.

    Fair

    Diamonds of this grade have been imperfectly cut so they lose light and are noticeably duller. Diamond Exchange does not carry diamonds of this cut grade.

    Poor

    Diamonds of this grade have been cut too shallow or too deep, thus losing a lot of light. Diamond Exchange does not carry diamonds of this cut grade.

     

    Should you have any further questions, simply fill in our contact form and a highly trained Diamond Exchange consultant will be in touch with you within three business days. For more urgent requests, please call 1300 929 888 or email us at sales@diamondexchange.com.au

     

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