Diamond Cuts for Beginners

Let’s face it, most people are not experts on the mechanics of a diamond- In fact, you probably don’t even know what the 4 C’s represents– unless you work here at Bulow Jewelers. We are just going to put it out there- the cut of the diamond determines its brilliance. When a diamond is well cut, the light will reflect off of the gem’s facets, creating that sparkle that is synonymous with these romanticized stones.

In case you didn’t know, the cut of a diamond has nothing to do with its shape. It refers to the proportions, polish, and symmetry of the stone which directly influences It’s:

  • Brilliance: The amount of light return offered by the diamond
  • Fire: The prism type color refracted off the gem
  • Scintillation: That oh so important sparkle

Correctly cut diamonds will display all three of these qualities and will allow light to reflect from the top of the stone rather than get lost through the bottom or sides.

You will also want to determine the shape of diamond you want, as it influences the cut. Each form has unique facets, impacting the brilliance, scintillation, and fire of the gem so take some time to pick out the right one for you.

Popular Shapes To Consider:

  • Round Brilliance
  • Emerald
  • Cushion
  • Oval
  • Heart
  • Radiant
  • Marquise
  • Princess
  • Pear
  • Asscher

Investing in a piece of jewelry can be overwhelming, but there is no place better to start than at Bulow Jewelers. We provide only high quality, top-of-the-line, ethically sourced diamonds and our experts are eager to help guide you through the exciting process of picking out the best stone for you.

To learn more, schedule an appointment today!

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