Q: “Why does everyone say that “cut” is so important?”
A: “The diamond’s overall beauty depends on the cut. This is how the light performance produces that sparkle we associate with diamonds.”.
The light performance of a diamond depends on the cut — as the light escapes through the bottom if the cut is too shallow; and it escapes through the sides if it is too deep. When the diamond is cut in a proper proportion, the light reflects from the top or “table” of the diamond.
This represents the top 3% of diamond quality based on the cut. A very rare cut.
Very Good Cut
The top 15% of diamond quality based on cut comes from this group. Good value, and these diamonds reflect nearly as much light as the ideal cut.
This cut represents approximately the top 25% of diamond quality based on cut. These diamonds are much less expensive than a very good cut.
This cut represents the top 35% of diamond quality based on cut. Not as brilliant as a good cut.
Diamonds of this cut are either very deep or very shallow. They lose light from the sides or the bottom. Waldemar Jewellers do not present diamonds with a poor cut grade.