What are the different diamond cuts and what do they mean to you?
Which of all the different diamond cuts will work best for your diamond ring?
As a symbol of love, a diamond ring is the ultimate.
A diamond is an exquisite stone that is both magical and mesmerising.
The special thing about a diamond is the way it plays with the light and can play with your heartstrings every single day for all the years to come. It’s no wonder a diamond ring is the most treasured piece of jewellery.
That magic is brought out using the precision of special diamond cuts.
Why diamond cuts are crucial
You may not know what a diamond cut is but each cut of a diamond is crucial to its appearance, its performance and its overall value.
Any mistake or miscalculation in any of the diamond cuts and the result can make that precious stone even more valuable or virtually worthless.
There is a great deal resting on the design of the cut and the skills of the diamond cutter.
Any flaw in how symmetrical and properly proportioned each cut is will only detract from the look of the diamond and cut its value.
You could be forgiven for thinking that most diamonds are perfectly cut or they wouldn’t be crafted into a diamond ring. Sadly, that is not the case.
The trouble with poorly cut diamonds
Just how well a diamond has been cut and then polished is more important than the colour, clarity and even the carats of the diamond.
It’s something like making a dress from the most expensive silk material. If that material is poorly cut and put together, then you have a dress that fits badly and looks worse than a well-made dress of inferior fabric.
You also have the issue of wasted material from incorrect cutting and poor design.
Those issues are part of why poorly cut diamonds look less appealing and there has been unnecessary waste material throughout the diamond cutting process.
Even though you may not be a trained diamond grader, it is worth looking at a number of different diamonds to see the elements of clarity and symmetry with your own eyes.
This can help you gain first-hand experience in what you can expect when you come to buying your own diamond ring.
With the wrong cut – the best things about the Carat, Colour and Clarity of the diamond go flying out the window.
The difference in diamond cuts and what they mean to you
It’s important to remember that diamond cuts and the shape of the diamond are not related.
Diamond cuts are all about the symmetry, proportion and the final quality polish.
When it comes to cuts, you have a wealth of choice, including;
- Pear and Princess
- Radiant and Heart
And others such as Asscher, Marquise and Emerald cuts.
Let’s look at one of the cuts that are making a serious comeback in the latest fashion of diamond rings.
The sophistication of the Cushion Cut
The special pillow shape of the cushion cut is a cross between the oval shape and the old mine cut. There are many variations of the cushion cut such as the modified brilliant-cut that creates a ‘crushed ice’ effect by using an added row of facets.
The cushion cut is considered a vintage cut these days. It has an Art Deco feel that conjures up the opulence and grandeur of the 1920s. No surprise that the diamond ring in the film of the Great Gatsby was – yes – a cushion cut diamond ring.
The extra facets mean the diamond can give off more light and sparkles. It can even show a soft medley of colours in a kaleidoscopic way.
A well designed and executed cushion cut is increasing in popularity.
An established jeweller that’s a cut above the rest
A diamond ring is a timeless symbol of love and it is an investment too.
You don’t have to know everything about diamonds, diamond cuts and the intricacies of what makes a diamond ring special.
It is better to go an experienced and trusted jeweller. Finding someone who is more than happy to take you through the ins and outs of everything involved in finding the perfect diamond ring is priceless.
That’s where Franco Jewellers are the leading name in Melbourne jewellers. There is no pushy salesmanship and tricks or gimmicks. It is a genuine love of providing the finest jewellery that is the cornerstone of everything they do.
With Franco Jewellers, you can be sure that your diamond ring will be of the highest quality, the very best craftsmanship and one you can treasure for a lifetime.
Enjoy their special one-on-one customer service that shows you how special you are.
Talk to Franco Jewellers today – because you can and because you’re worth it.