Diamond Cut: Defining The Diamonds' Fire.
The most important quality to consider in a diamond is the cut. A poor cut can result in a diamond with perfect clarity and color looking far less than its best.
Too deep of a cut lowers the amount of light that is required to reflect brightness, while too shallow of a cut encourages light to pass under the diamond, resulting in a dull look. The most common cut grades are from least to best are - Fair, Good, Very Good, Ideal and Excellent.
At E.S. Designs, we do not stock any fair-cut diamonds as fair cut diamonds detracts from the diamondís fire and brilliance.
An ideal cut diamond is cut to precision with each facet perfectly proportioned. This allows light to reflect harmoniously throughout the diamond for enhanced fire and scintillation. In a standard cut diamond, the object of cutting is focused on keeping as much size from the rough material as possible, which may result in an oversized girdle, shallow crown or deep pavilion. Ideal cut diamonds require masterful cutting ability and focus more on the beauty of the diamond versus having the larger karat weight.