The 5 C's, cut

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Cut

The cut of a Diamond is the only property, which is totally dependent on man. Cut refers not only to the shape and style of the diamond, but its proportions, symmetry, and finish or make. Proportions and angles influence the internal reflection of light as well as the dispersion of light leaving the diamond. This determines the brilliance and fire (brightness and sparkle) of the diamond, and ultimately it's perceived beauty.

Cut therefore, is actually one of the most important aspects to consider when choosing your diamond. A diamond can be cut for maximum weight recovery or maximum brilliance and beauty. Invariably one is traded of at the expense of the other. Although poor makes sell at a discount in the trade, realistically the unsuspecting retail customer will pay the same price regardless of make.

For Round brilliants there are several so called optimum cuts all with slightly different proportions. These are based on scientific formulas to maximize the return of light from the diamond. Ultimately taste and preference for the overall appearance determine the buyer's choice.

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Tuesday 21 March, 2017

59.6 CARAT VIVID PINK DIAMOND

Sotheby's plans to auction the famous "Pink Star" diamond an internally flawless, fancy vivid pink stone at its sale in Hong Kong on April 4.

Wednesday 8 March, 2017

GIA FINDS SIGNIFICANT UNDISCLOSED SYNTHETICS

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) recently uncovered an unusually large number of undisclosed synthetic diamonds mixed in with natural melee diamonds, the lab confirmed with Rapaport News on Monday.

Tuesday 21 February, 2017

DE BEERS PROFIT JUMPS AS DIAMOND MARKET STABILISES

Profit more than doubled for De Beers last year as trading conditions in the diamond-manufacturing sector improved and inventory levels stabilized.

Wednesday 14 December, 2016

DCLA DIAMONDS HAS LAUNCHED

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Thursday 17 November, 2016

PINK DIAMOND SELLS FOR $18M AT CHRISTIE’S GENEVA

Christie’s a pink diamond at its Magnificent Jewels auction in Geneva on Tuesday at $2 million per carat.

Wednesday 9 November, 2016

BAIN CAPITAL AND BOW STREET TO ACQUIRED BLUE NILE

In a surprise announcement, online jeweller Blue Nile has entered into an agreement to be acquired by an investor group managed by Bain Capital Private Equity and Bow Street LLC.

Thursday 3 November, 2016

GRAFF SHOWCASES THE GRAFF VENUS

The 118.78 carat type IIa diamond with no fluorescence and an excellent polish and symmetry. Is a record for a heart shape.