The cut is the most important and apparent characteristic of all the Five C's. It has the greatest impact on the diamond’s beauty and brilliance.
The beauty and the value of a diamond can be accomplished through proper faceting of the rough diamond. It is often thought that a diamond's cut is shape (round, princess, emerald, pear...etc.). However, cut is not shape. The diamond’s cut is the precise workmanship of faceting a stone so that its proportions, symmetry, and polish allow the facets of the diamond to dance with the light, unleashing the diamond’s maximum beauty.
When a diamond is cut with the proper proportions, light travels within the pavilion and reflects out of the top of the diamond (which gemologists refer to as the table) to create the desired Brilliance, Brightness, Fire, and Scintillation.
P.S. The diamond’s brilliance will make her eyes widen, her lips quiver as she gasps with pure delight. You love her, you always will. So what could be more brilliant than a glimmering diamond, which says “forever.”
Ideal cut: An exquisite and rare cut-- Reflects nearly all light that enters the diamond. Represents roughly 3% of diamonds in the market today.
Very good cut: Reflects nearly as much light as the ideal cut, but for a lower price. Represents roughly 15% of diamonds in the market today.
Good cut: Reflects most light that enters. Much less expensive than a very good cut. Represents roughly 25% of diamonds in the market today.
Fair cut: Still a quality diamond, but a fair cut will not be as brilliant as a good cut. Represents roughly 35% of diamonds in the market today.
Poor cut: Diamonds that are generally deep and narrow, or shallow and wide that they lose most of the light out the sides and bottom. At Kassab Jewelers, we do not carry diamonds with poor cut grades.