Friday, October 30, 2015

A Diamond’s beauty – All about the cut

DeBeers quoted in 1947 “A diamond is forever”. Well it is forever but what matters is the sentiment with which they are presented. For many people, diamonds, even today are a onetime gift. Though industrialization has turned the tables in common man’s favour, diamonds still happen to be a cherished dream for many.
As it is known, diamonds are a girl’s best friend, no doubt that its lustre can lure any woman into risking her finances to pocket one. Diamonds were once believed to protect the owner from all kinds of mishaps as said by grandmothers always and that for long time it was believed that this divine crystal would lose its powers when it was altered from its natural state. Though these are tales, but investment in diamonds now days can certainly be a way the owner would be protected from much financial instability due to the benefits of the returns.
From Rose cut to Swiss cut, princess to marquise, brilliant to briolette or just as simple as the single cut, the beauty is definitely worth the fortune spent. While cut is the most complex factor associated with a diamond’s price, thanks to its clarity that it radiates brilliance.
The following are the most desired cuts in diamonds with their value:
  • The best cut desired for a diamond is undoubtedly the round cut. Also known as the brilliant cut, it perfectly radiates the fire when cut properly, just as its name suggests. It is suggested to be present this in obvious event such as a wedding or as an anniversary present. Though it costs you higher as compared to other cuts, the following smile is worth the wait.
  • The next most desired cut is the princess cut and this comes with better benefit on your pocket. Due to comparatively lesser wastage than the brilliant cut, princess cut is 30% cheaper, radiating the same shine at an equivalent carat value. An Engagement event will be the best time to introduce this as a token of love.
  • Oval cut is the next when it comes to diamonds. Best when gifted as a pair of earrings, these draw in the disguise of being larger in size while radiating about the same brilliance as a round one.
  • The Marquise cut is the most admired shape next to round and princess. Looking like the traditional oval shape with rather pointed ends, marquise makes it perfect for the beautiful neck preferably as the centre piece for the necklace, or possibly a pendant. Look out for the next occasion since this is a perfect carat for carat choice.
  • Pear cut stands next with its lavish design loved my many women. The tapered point lines up perfectly with the apex consequently possessing the excellent brilliance due to the symmetry. This cut is most favored on rings due to its symmetry creating the delicate but elongating look.
  • One of the rarer and unique choices, the cushion cut is still chosen next to best when it comes to preference. The large facets of cushion cut allow great light dispersion which gives birth to a larger range of spectral radiance making for a highly dazzling stone. Most of all, it works for any jewellery – from rings to bracelets and neck pieces to watches.
  • Trillion cut, often used as a side stone with stunning brilliance is one of the most beautiful and dramatic possession one can ever have. Cut to radiate the brilliance boldly, it is highly appreciated for its use as a centre stone, while it does great wonders in studs as well.
These best cuts also come with their affirming per carat prices which is definitely worth the pay.  Since diamonds come in a range of colours, white diamonds being the most preferred, a small tip to go easy on the pocket comes around in choosing a diamond which is not so white. The diamonds are classified on the scale of D-Z and those under D-F are classified colourless and indistinguishable unless for expert. So the F-Colour diamond can cause you about 15% less than D colour, with negligible difference in radiance. Perhaps now it’s time to grab some diamonds then.