How to Choose A Diamond: The Cut
The following is part of our How to Choose a Diamond series, written with you in mind, for an uncomplicated, digestible understanding of all things diamond-related.
The cut makes up a diamond’s symmetry, proportion and polish, with the quality of the cut directly corresponding to a diamond’s brilliance. Our Diamond Foundry cuts are graded on a scale from Signature Ideal, the highest grade (that’s “Excellent” by GIA standards), to Poor—the lowest grade. Whereas a good cut leads to maximum light return (a.k.a. what makes your stone reflect and shine), in a poorly cut diamond, light tends to go out through the bottom of the stone, leading to a duller appearance. At Vrai & Oro, we only source Diamond Foundry diamonds graded Signature Ideal to Very Good.
Our Diamond Grade Offerings
GIA Standard: "Excellent"
Cut to Maximize Brilliance. Perfect Proportions. Rare quality held by <1% of all diamonds
GIA Standard: Still "Excellent"
Perfect premium cut. Proportioned to return the maximum brilliance possible.
GIA Standard: "Very Good"
High quality cut. Proportioned to return nearly all light that enters.
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The Diamond 411
Read about the other 4C’s (and what we consider is the fifth “C”), in How to Choose A Diamond: The 4, Now 5C's