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    Know Your Diamond: How To Pick The Best Diamond Cut

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    The cut is one of the most important aspects when you are 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 bright 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.

    Top things to keep in mind while choosing a diamond cut include: 

    The shape you need:
    As we mentioned earlier, 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 particular shapes, and it may not be possible to get the shape of your choice if you opt for those cuts. 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 shape in mind, you will have to trade off the diamond cut for its shape. 

    Your personal style:
    One style fits all is not the case with diamonds. Every person has a unique preference for diamonds. So, the best diamond cut for you is 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.

    Your budget:
    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.

    So, make sure to weigh different options before you make a purchase. 

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