The Cut represents the angles, proportion, brilliance, fire and symmetry of a diamond.
Facet positioning and proportions determine the beauty of the diamonds, making the Cut, the most important feature in a diamond’s appearance.
IDEAL Diamond is extremely bright and attractive, it was cut to achieve its maximum brilliance, fire and scintilation.
EXCELLENT Diamond is very bright, lively and extremely attractive. The diamond was cut just outside ideal proportions.
VERY GOOD Diamond is very bright, lively and extremely attractive. The diamond was cut just outside ideal proportions and excellent.
GOOD Diamond was cut with a slight reduction is brilliance, but can still appear bright.
MEDIUM/FAIR Diamond will lack brilliance and appear dull. The diamond was cut with an obvious sign of light leakage.
POOR Diamond will appear very dull and lifeless. The diamond was cut with severe lack of brilliance, fire and scintilation.
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Purchasing a diamond in the Excellent or Very Good cut grade, will give you the most value for your budget, and a bright sparkling diamond.