A diamond's cut explains its well-balanced proportions and how these surfaces, or facets, are placed to produce brilliance and brightness. What is, for example, the diamond's depth-to-diameter ratio? These small yet important features determine the diamond's beauty and price.

The cut of a diamond refers not only to its shape, but also to how well it reflects light back to the viewer's eyes. A well-cut diamond will look brilliant and fire, but a badly cut diamond would appear dull and lifeless.

Diamond Cut Grade

Diamond cut grade is determined by several characteristics, including symmetry, polish, brilliance, and fire. Ideal-cut diamonds offer the maximum sparkle and beauty. Dimend SCAASI diamonds are cut graded, ensuring their attractiveness.

Reflection Of Light: As the light moves through the diamond, it is scattered and fractured, creating the sparkle that diamonds are known for.

Cut Precision

Micro Cut Precision originally became available in rounds in the late 1980s, and it is just now making an appearance in fancy shapes. This is a measure of how nicely a diamond's facets line in 3D. To get maximum precision, you must use better tools, devote more time, and have a higher skill set. More importantly, it releases more carat weight.
When present in high-performance diamonds, cut precision can improve contrast, dispersion, scintillation, and overall performance in low-light circumstances.

How Does Diamond Cut Affect Price?

Diamond pricing is a highly sophisticated mechanism based on a variety of parameters. In fact, the cut of a diamond can significantly affect its value. In general, the diamond's cost per carat will rise as the cut quality improves. This is because more rough material must be eliminated in order to obtain better cut proportions and symmetry when polishing the faces.

If you don't already know, diamonds are priced based on their carat weight. When more rough material is removed in order to improve cut quality, the loss in carat weight must be compensated for by higher costs.

Diamond Cut Affecting PriceIn general, you can expect the diamond’s cost per carat to increase as the cut quality improves.