Diamond Cut

A diamond's cut refers to the quality of its tiny surfaces, or facets. The cut is the only element of the Four C’s that is influenced by the human hand, therefore making it the most important. A diamond that has been well-cut is likely to have a higher quality or value compared to one that is larger and/or a better colour.

A well-cut diamond reflects light internally from one mirror-like facet to another and disperses it through the top of the gem. These facets, known as the crown, culet, table, girdle and pavilion, are arranged with precise, mathematical proportions to maximise a diamond's brilliance.