The Steadfast Guide to Diamonds

Cut

This is the only one of the 4c's that is within our control. The cut is the result of a craftsmen's skill in transforming a rough diamond into a dazzling gem. A diamond has facets that allow light to enter it, become refracted, and exit in a rainbow of colours. A diamond with correct proportions does a more effective job of refracting light out through the top of the stone. A diamond with poor proportions will allow some of the light to be lost through the bottom of the stone and so reducing some of that dazzle.