The “Ideal Cut” diamond is a round brilliant diamond that has been cut to exact proportions. With 58 precisely placed facets, its symmetry produces the ultimate in luster and beauty.
A round brilliant diamond cut to “ideal” proportions by a master cutter is a splendor to behold. All of the light entering the diamond from any direction is totally reflected through the top and dispersed in a display of sparkling flashes and rainbow colors.
When a round brilliant diamond has been cut to "Ideal" proportions by a master cutter, it is a slendor to behold.
The Ideal Cut Diamond that has been cut to exact and mathematically proven proportions. Its symmetry, with 58 exactly placed facets, produces the ultimate in lustre and beauty.
When a diamond is cut to the ideal proportions, all of the light entering from any direction is totally reflected through the top and is dispersed into a display of sparkling flashes and rainbow colors.
While most diamonds appear to be colorless, virtually all have slight traces of color (typically yellow or brown). For grading purposes, a diamond is evaluated by measuring the degree to which a diamond approaches colorlessness.
The color of a diamond is described using a letter scale, beginning with D through F (colorless), G through J (near colorless), and moving through the alphabet to Z. Color grades of D, E, and F are rarer and, therefore, more expensive.
Nevertheless, well-cut diamonds – with good clarity – of all color grades can be equally dazzling. Deeply colored diamonds in shades of pink, blue, and yellow are known as “fancies” and considered especially rare and valuable.
Most diamonds, although appearing colorless, actually have slight tones of yellow or brown. As these tones become more apparent, the rarity and the cost decrease.
Ideal cutting dramatizes the rare splendor of a diamond because it produces such dazzling brilliance.
Nearly all diamonds contain internal blemishes called “inclusions”. These naturally occurring “birthmarks” may resemble tiny crystals, feathers, or clouds.
Many are microscopic and can only be seen under powerful magnification, such as a standard 10X-power jeweler’s loupe or scope.
The size, nature, location, and amount of inclusion determine a diamond’s clarity grade and affect its cost. Diamonds with fewer inclusions are more rare and valuable.
Practically all diamonds contain naturally occurring internal characteristics called inclusions. The size, nature, location and amount of inclusions determine a diamond's clarity grade and affect its cost.
One unique advantage of the Ideal Cut is that its sparkle can mask otherwise noticeable inclusions.
The weight of a diamond is measured in carats. One carat is equal to .20 grams. A carat is then subdivided into 100 parts called “points”, for example:
One carat = 100 points
3/4 carat = 75 points
1/2 carat = 50 points
1/4 carat = 25 points
Please note that carat weight is not equivalent to “size”. A diamond may appear to be larger or smaller, depending on its shape and cut.