Know Your Diamond: How To Pick The Best Diamond Cut


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    Here at LovBe, we believe that the diamond cut is one of the most important aspects when choosing a diamond, in addition to clarity, carat, and color.

    It is important to keep in mind that best diamond cuts are the ones that reflect light, making the most symmetrical patterns. If you have a certain look in mind, look at diamonds with different dimensions and with different cuts, even if their carat weights are very close.

    You may be surprised to find that a diamond with a smaller carat weight looks bigger on your hand because of the way it was cut or because of its dimensions.

    Key things to keep in mind while choosing your diamond cut include: 

    The diamond shape you want:
    A diamond’s shape is not the same as its cut. Therefore, it is essential to consider the shape of the diamond before selecting a diamond. Some diamond cuts are only available in certain shapes, so it may not be possible to get your dream diamond shape if you want a specific cut.

    For instance, an ideal diamond cut is only available in two shapes, a princess cut and a round cut. So, if you have some other diamond shape in mind, you will have to trade off the diamond cut. 

    Personal style:
    One style fit all is never a case with diamonds. Every person has a unique preference for diamonds. So, the best diamond cut is the one that aligns best with your personal style. If you are confused about the diamond cut and shape, you can always talk to experts and make an informed choice.

    If you’re considering a diamond with an ‘Excellent’ or ‘Ideal’ cut grade, then we recommend that you pick a one with proportions that place the stone in the mid-range of the grade. In other words, you don’t want a diamond that’s on the border between ‘Excellent’ and ‘Very Good’ cut grades.

    Keep the budget in mind:
    Whether you are buying loose diamonds, or a diamond ring, or any other piece of jewelry, your budget should be your topmost consideration.

    While some of the best diamond cuts can be beyond your budget range, it does not mean you must settle for any diamond. For instance, while mined diamonds are usually costly, you can check out lab grown diamonds that offer you value for money. You get a diamond with the same fire and brilliance (often better 4Cs!) but at 30% less.

    The cut grades will always show up on the grading reports — so make sure you get a grading report with your diamond.


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