Many people confuse diamond cut with diamond shape. Most diamonds are cut with a full 58 facets and a good cut or make has more brilliance, fire and ultimate beauty. However, the shape you select is a matter of individual taste and today your choice is only limited by the skill and imagination of the craftsman.
It is the precision and delicacy of the cut that dictates the maximum amount of light that will be reflected through the diamond.
1. When a diamond is cut with good proportions light is reflected from one facet to another and then dispersed through the crown or the top of the stone.
2. If the cut of the diamond is too deep some light escapes through the opposite side of the pavilion or bottom.
3. If the cut is too shallow light escapes through the pavilion or bottom before it can be reflected.