we think of a diamond we ussually conjure a vision of sparkling
crystal clarity,specially cut to enchance its natural shape and
beauty a brillaint jewel that signifies respect, love and fidelity.
The quality of each individual diamond is measured by four constant
characteristic (4Cs.): color, clarity, carat and cut. Cut is the
most important characteristic,being the only one that man can contribute
to by enchancing the natural beauty of a diamond. The uniqueness
of any diamond , of course,is in its brillaince. A good diamond
will naturally reflect a sparkling brillaince the more intense the
brillaince, the more valuable the diamond . The more light it reflects
in the in the eyes of its beholder,the more beautiful it is perceived
Let us recall a few detail concerning
this unique diamond cut.The cutting of diamond originated in the
14th century and developed continously through to the 16th century,
when the cut was considered nearing it idea cut. It was during this
period that craftman invented the table cut .which improve the brillaince
cut of diamond .During the 17th century,craftman founded the rose
cut, know as a cut diamond , which adds more facets and brillaince
to a diamond.
Ashoka diamond cut was first applied to a stone mined in the Gollconda
region of India. The stone's namesake comes from the revered Buddhist
warrior Ashoka, who reigned as king of the Mauryan Empire in India
from 273-262 B.C.E. He was the most famous of the Mauryan kings
and was one of the greatest rulers of India. The diamond cut was
portraied an elongated cushion cut with rounded corners, capturing
and dispersing light with a fiery brilliance. The Ashoka cut has
62 facets which bestow a breathtakingly dazzling effect upon the
diamond which can immediately feel like treasured antiques.
In the 18th century, the brilliant
cut was invented and this unique technique is still inuse today
. the brillaint cut provides 58 facets techniques is accept that
this particular cut reveals perfectly,the exquisite beauty of a
diamond and its full brillaince.From that time to the present day
, the brillaint cut has been continously honoured and developed
by legions of highly skilled craftmen who are attraced to this particular
art form. It is also recognized wolrdwide , that the brillaint cut
archieves the most beautiful facets, the most accurate classic form
and is the most popularly coveted of all the diamond species.
In addition to the classic round ,emerald
,marquist and oval cut, there have a wider choice than ever in cut
diamond,becuase diamond cutters are using advanced technology and
creativity to invent new and unique diamomd cuts, and become a revolutionary
diamonds,like Baguettes, are available in squares,rectangles and
tapered rectangles,However,unlike Baguettes,Bagillion diamonds are
brillaint cut intead of step cut . As a result, they posses more
facets and sparkle more than traditional baguette daimonds.
Bagillion diamond s are often used
as accent stones in diamond jewelry, They are best used to fill
curved, rounded channel, or prong set rings and jewelry.
Briolettes, of drop cut diamonds, are pear-shaped with triangular
facets on top.Brillainttes are drilled through the top and suspended
to form a pendant.
The shape of a diamond briolette lend
itself to dangle as a pendant or earrings.The cut is found in the
crown jewels of many royal families,including the Australian dynasty,
the Romanovs of Russia ,and both the royal and Napoleon to the Empress
Marie Louise and is noiw in the Smithsonian Insitute.
|1. Fiji Diamond pave' with Ancient-Cut Diamonds,
2. Grey Tourmaline with Ancient-Cut Diamonds, Poiray
3. Ashoka, Tavernier
4. Baguette, Princess and Brilliant Laivan
cut diamonds are a new type of Round diamonds that have extra facets,
By adding facets in the right alignment, the brillaincy ,fire ,
and life of the diamonds has been increased. Of great news to buyer
is that cost of Century cut diamonda is competitive to that of standard
brillaint cut diamonds.
Standard round Brillaint cut diamond
have 58 facets . Century cut diamonds have extra facets, depend
on carat weight as follows :
- up to 1/2 carat = 66 facets
- 1/2 carat to 1 carat = 74 facets
-1 carat and up = facets
square Context cut diamond is based on the natural sructure of a
diamond an octrahedral crystal and feature a star -shaped cross
cut diagonally into the stone so the planes reflect light light
like a hall of mirrors. This diamond has only 8 facets but posses
a remarkable amount of brillaince - up to 15% more than a standard
process require excellent-quality rough diamonds and leaves a good
deal of waste, Making a Context cut diamond 40% to 50% more expensive
than a brillaint-cut diamond. A similar but round version is the
Spirit Sun diamond.
Crisscut diamond is a new variation on the emerald-cut diamond,
which is step-cut.Invented and patented by the Siman-Tov brothers,
they want to design a rectangular shaped diamond with maximum brillaince.
Crisscut diamond have 77 facets that
appear to crisscross inside the diamond.Crisscut diamond diamond
tend to be shallower than princess cut or emerald cut diamonds.
was only one way to capture the brightness, the splendor, the light
of French Impressionism. And that was to create a diamond that totally
broke away from all the traditional rules of diamond cutting. first
started with the actual shape.It has rounded corners, but is neither
square nor rectangle
Diamond which introduces much more light into the diamond and creates
an impact that was call " Diamond Impressionism." It result
in a diamond that is... breathtaking. With a radiance and dazzle
like never before.
63 facets twelve-sided shape is a mixed of step and brillaint cutting
style. With 37 facets on crown, 14 facets on the pavillion, the
Dahlia cut has the total of 51 facets . Its shape is the oval version
with flat ends.
Cut was originally introduced as part of a group of "Flower
Cuts" by De Beers 10 years ago. All the cuts in the group were
the brainchild of master Antwerp cutter Gabi Tolkowsky, who thought
this new cutting technique gave the stones "maximum brillaince."
EFD 's PrincessPlus Israel branded cut is an update on the classic
Princess cut. A diamond fire and brillaince is a direct result of
excellent cutting with 101 facets, 40 more facets than a standard
Princess -cut diamond .every PrincessPlus cut diamond meets or exceeds
quality standard for cut,proportion and return of light.
1. Cushette 2.
Crisscut 3. Dahlia 4.
diamonds are recut from previously cut diamond to display ideal
optical symmetry.There are about 2000 EightStars created every year.
The low number is attributed to that the fact that it takes 30 hours
to recut each diamond.
diamonds cost about 20% more than diamonds cut to "ideal"
proportions. But their stature is well-suited to customer who enjoy
precision cut,unique diamonds.EighStar diamonds, when saw from below
show a pattern of a distinctive eight-ray symmetical heart due to
their exacting optical alignment and light return. and when viewed
from above they show a fireburst pattern.
a precise and brillaint new diamond shape,which resolved to "Square
the Circle," using the model of a round brillaint diamond to
achieve a square yet brillaint diamond cut with exacting proportions
and a fine finish.
diamond has an intense sparkle and eight symmetrical hearts. The
long sides are exactly twice the length of the short sides. When
viewed from above,the Elara displays two perfect squares, each running
pallel to the edges of the diamond. The Elara diamond is named after
the twelvth moon of Jupiter.
Escada diamond features a unique 12-sided dodecagonal cut with an
original geometric configuration of facets. These diamonds reflect
a signature star pattern from the cutlet facet.
Exclusively and originally cut with
97 facets,the"Escada Cut " is a 12 sided dodecagonal cut
hosting a unique multiplicity and gometry of facets,cut to radiate
light and fire from every angle and emitting a signature star pattern
from its culet.
of greatest diamonds have passed through the Aspery & Garrard
diamond workshops including the Cullinan and the Koh-I-nor.Choosing
an Asprey & Garrard diamond draws on centuries of expertise.Asprey
& Garrard unveiled the Eternal cut, a new diamond cut pattented
worlwide and designed exclusively for Asprey & Garrard.
Asprey & Garrard 's Eternal cut
has an extraordinary brillaince that stems from 91 facets and a
petal design around the cutlet base of the stone. The Eternal cut
creates a softer brillaince.This design increase the complexity
of light reflected through the stone.
1. E.F.D.'s PrincessPlus 2.
Firerose 3. EightStar 4.
And 5. Elara
61 facets six-sided shape is a mixed step and brillaint cutting
style.with 19 facets on the crown, 36 facets on the pavillion,the
Firerose Cut has the total of 61 facets( including the 6 girdle
facets ),as well as unconventional angle dimensions and large polished
surfaces.The bottom culet faces up through the top facet,radiating
special sparkle and shine . When looking through a loupe,it looks
like the petals of flower.The firerose Cut was originally introduced
by De Beers 10 years ago.
Gabrielle diamond is named sfter master diamond cutter Gabi Tolkowsky.Comprised
of 105 facets,instead of the standard 58 facets, it is referred
to as a triple-brilliant cut diamond.
Gabrielle diamonds display greater
brilliance and fire than virtually any other well-cut diamond.Gabrielle
diamonds,or Gbi diamonds, come in eight shapes, including princess,heart,oval,marquise,pear,heart,emerald,carre'
and the lastes innovation is the graceful cushion cut with 121 facets.
|Heart and Arrow
and Arrow is the particular reference to cut that guarantees brilliance.
All 58 facets are cut totheir highest perfection.Only one in a million
is cut to this perfect dimension.
When looking at a Heart and Arrow
cut diamond from the base,or the pavillion,with specialized magnification,one
zcan see eight equal hearts arranged in a circle.If we then look
at the top, or table ,we can noe see eight equal arrows arranged
in a similar circle.
|Hearts on Fire
technology unleashes revolutionary diamond cuts, the romantic Heart
On Fire diamonds,or Known as ideal cuts.
It uses a round brilliant diamond
whose facets angles are calculated mathematically and placed in
perfect symmetry to provide fire.giving this stone its name are
its two distinct looks that can be seen through a special gemological
instrument. The table,or top of the stone , provides eight-pointed
fire burst ; the base, or pavillion, a kaleidoscope of eight perfectly
|Half - Moon
43 facets shape best accents rounds, ovals,and Flanders shapes.The
Half Moon diamonds are used mainly for side stone and have the profile
of half a round or half an oval diamond.
It looks great with rectangular center
stone such as princess, radiant or emerald because they have onr
straight side.Becuase of the rounded edge,it also works well with
ovals shaped stones.
1. Gabrielle’s Cushion 2. Heart
& Arrow, Ideal Cuts, Fancy Colors from Clean Diamond 3. Hearts
Lazare Diamond, also called Lazare Kaplan Ideal diamonds, are cut
to “ideal” proportion. The ideal cut is based on a mathematical
formula measures a diamond’s angles and proportions with exacting
precision, resuting in the optimum refraction and reflection of
light. This produces a great diamond with brilliance, sparkle and
Leo Diamond, also known as the Leo Schachter diamond, has a patented
symmetrical cut that allows light to enter the diamond in such a
way that the maximum Amount of light is returned back in a sparkling
flash known as scintillation. Leo diamonds have 66 facets, instead
of the 58 facets with traditional brilliant cut diamonds. The Leo
diamond is the first diamond ever to be measured and certified for
fire, sparkle and brilliance. Each Leo diamond comes with a "Return
of Light certificate" rating. The Lily cut diamond is created by
the Siam-Tov brothers.
Lily cut Is an exquisite clover-shaped or flower-shaped diamond
with four “petals” and a square table. Lily Cut diamond
have 65 facets compared to the 58 facets of traditional brilliant
round diamonds. This beautiful shape is often used as a pendant
or ring but makes gorgeous earrings as well.
of facets of the Lion Cut is 56 or 58 (points/culet is a facets).
In the diamond color grading appreciation, there is no difference
between a Lion Cut and the traditional cut. Lion Cut gives in full
daylight an unbelievable difference with the traditional diamond
cut is refleacted in the State slogan “Texas – The Lone
Star State”, and has been designed by two native Texas. The
special characteristic of the Lone Star cut is the appearance to
the viewer when Looking directly onto the stone, in that it reflects
the five-pointed star, now, therefore, be it. That the specifications
for faceting the Lone Star Cut are for an 80 index gear.
& Co's first signature gem cut in years, the Tiffany Lucida diamond
is similar to the Asscher cut and the antique cushion cuts. The
Lucida is a square mixed-cut diamond. It has 50 facets, a high crown,
stepped facets, wide corners, a small table facets, with a deep
pavilion. Because of the steep crown and deep pavilion the Lucida
diamond looks smaller than a round brilliant diamond of the same
65 facets eight-sided step cut. With 33 facets on the crown, 32
facets on the pavilion. It is an octagon shape with step-cut on
both the crown and the pavilion.
1. The Lazzare Diamond 2.
The Lion Cut 3. The Marigold 4.
The Lonestar Cut
Noble cut, a 29-facets kite shape diamond is drawing inspiration
from classic linear design principle, the new and high-precision.
Noble cut captured the dynamic qualities Of line perspective, symmetry
and depth that are signature qualities of the new cut.
quadrillion or the modified princess cut which call the “new”
princess-cut diamond with sharp corners form the radiant cut. This
cut is relatively new and is also known as a Squarillion cut. The
Quadrillion cut diamond consists of 49 facets which progressively
narrow towards the girdle and corners, creating a multiple star
effect in the center of great brilliancy.
radiant cut is a modified form of the rectangular barion cut. Radiant
cut diamonds are a cross between a princess cut and an emerald cut.
Radiant diamonds combine the best features of the round brilliant
cut, the square shape of the princess or square baguette cut, and
the mitered corners of the emerald cut.
Like the princess cut, it is normally
used for near- square diamonds eather than rectangular diamonds.
Radiant diamonds typically have 70 facets (25 on the crown, 8 on
the girdle and 37 pavilion). Generally, their steeper crown angle
and smaller table facets allow them to display more fire than a
princess cut diamond.
The Radiant cut diamond is considered
the father of branded fancy cut diamonds with a birth over 20 years
ago. Originally protected by patent, the design is now public domain.
Royal Asscher is an octagonal shape which is reminiscent of old-world
diamond cuts and was especially popular during the Art Deco period.
The diamond is a square step-cut style with 74 facets, cut corners,
high crown setting and a steep pavilion. When viewed from the tip,
it display a unique concentric square pattern. The Royal Asscher
is the result of computer technology and old cutting secrets. It
took two years to develop the software to design the cut.
1. The Noble Cut 2.
The Quandrillion 3. The Radiant Cut
4. The Royal Asscher
Sunburst cut is a round stone with 81 facets on the crown and 64
facets on the pavilion, making the total of 145 facets. The high
refractive index of the colorless rough enhances the fiery flashes
of the spectrum of light reflection. It looks just like a sun is
bursting inside the stone.
45 facets eight-sided shape is a mixed step and brilliant cutting
style. With 25 facets on the crown, 20 facets on the pavilion, the
Sunflower Cut has the tatal of 45 facets. It is a cut-cornered square
shape with brilliant-cut pavilion.
new Tycoon cut gives the emerald cut the sparkle it needs while,
at the same time, retaining the subtle beauty of the original emerald
cut. It is a masterpiece of modern gemology and adds a brilliance
and fire. It has nine crown facets giving it significantly more
brilliance and a larger table than any other cut. The Tycoon cut
has a signature diamond-shaped table that makes this new cut “the
only diamond with a diamond on top’ The Tycoon-cut diamond
reflects fifty percent more light than traditional cuts and sparkles
unilike any other diamond, making it the diamond that refines and
76 facets round shape is mixed cut. With 25 facets on the crown
and 48 facets on the pavilion, making the total of 73 facets, Zinnia
is the cut that can be imply described as “The fiery petals
in the round contour”.
1. The Sunburst Cut 2.
SunFlower Cut 3. The Tycoon Cut 4.
The Zinnia Cut
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