Brightness; how white light is reflected inside and outside a diamond
Fire: The scattering of white light
Scintillation: The amount of sparkle produced
A diamond is then rated on these three factors and the results are recorded on a scale from poor to excellent. The craftsmanship of the diamond will also play a major part in determining the diamond’s place on the scale, as factors such as durability and depth come into play. Therefore, when looking for the perfect diamond, ensure that it has a good quality rating between very good and excellent to ensure that the diamond will last, and also provide the best aesthetic throughout its life.
A popular shape, the round diamond is a classic seen in many earrings and ring designs. A brilliant choice for a solitaire engagement ring, nearly all round diamonds offer a very good light refraction, ensuring that extra sparkle.
A contemporary design, the square cut almost looks larger than the round design. Ensure that you choose a square shape where the sides are completely even.
Typically featured with an emerald cut, the octagonal diamond is often seen with flat and wide edges to create a mirrored effect. Inclusions are often easy to see here, so ensure that the diamond has an excellent rating.
A feminine design, the heart shaped diamond is a symbol of love. The heart shaped diamond isn’t seen as often as you would think, making it the perfect choice for those who enjoy unique pieces.
Offering a tapered point at one end, this shape can help extenuate the finger making the hand look more elegant. Look for symmetry in this design.
Quite a rare shape, the triangle needs to have a high clarity to ensure that it promotes the desired effect. A unique choice for any jewellery piece, each side of the triangle needs to be in proportion and also secured with a claw fitting to protect the edges.
If there is a particular cut or shape of diamond that you are looking for, please contact us, and we will be more than happy to assist.
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