Discover diamond cuts
The phrasing ‘Diamond cut’ is used to describe the shape in which a diamond is cut. The most famous diamond cuts are the Brilliant diamond cut, the Princess diamond cut, the Emerald diamond cut, the Asscher diamond cut and the Hearts & Arrows diamond cut.
The value of a diamond is determined based on 4 criteria (the 4C’s):
The cut of a diamond is the only one of the 4 C’s which people can influence. It requires craftsmanship and mathematics to transform a rough diamond into a magnificent diamond. To create a perfectly cut diamond, one needs excellent proportions and symmetry. These factors determine the brilliance and ‘fire‘ (the refraction and reflection of light) of the diamond.
Different types of cuts
A diamond can be cut in different shapes, of which the brilliant cut is the most famous one. However, there are more types of diamond cuts and they all have their own unique characteristics. Below, we listed an overview of the most famous cuts and their special characteristics.