Ever researched about what gives diamond it’s value? The most common term you will come across is the 4 C’s of the diamond. One of the C’s is the cut. A cut can have a significant impact on the look, appeal and the value of a diamond. But what does “cut” even mean in the context of diamonds? At Diamond Story, we understand how important it is to get your first or even the hundredth diamond right. And we’re here to help. Here’s our detailed guide that answers the top THREE queries regarding the cut of a diamond, so you can make an informed decision.

What is a Diamond Cut?

 “I love a dull diamond” – said no one ever.

The ‘Cut’ is one of the most crucial factors that determine the brilliance, fire and scintillation of a diamond. Unlike the other C’s (Carat, Colour and Clarity) which are beyond human manipulation, cut depends primarily on human craftmanship. A perfectly cut diamond will have all its faces well-proportioned to reflect and refract light, preventing the light from escaping through the bottom or sides of the stone. Cutting diamonds to transform them into a piece of jewellery is a delicate craft. It is an amalgamation of both science and art, in the sense that a lapidary (diamond cutter) must focus on multiple aspects to get the angles and proportions right. A well-cut stone will look brilliant and attractive to the eye whereas a poorly cut diamond will look dull and lifeless.

At Diamond Story, we hate a dull diamond as much as you do. Give us a call today for a detailed discussion.

What Difference Does a Diamond Cut Make?

A diamond doesn’t shine, it reflects.

We already know that diamond cuts affect its brilliance and fire. But the question is, what causes this effect?

When the diamond cut is too shallow (the height of the diamond is low), the light travels through the stone and exits along the sides. As the light escaping through the bottom is significantly reduced, the diamond’s sparkle, fire and brilliance is also considerably reduced.

When the diamond is cut too deep (the height of the diamond is more), the light retracts and passes through the bottom of the diamond. When this happens, the light becomes duller and the diamond becomes less radiant and vibrant.

The more the light retained and reflected by the diamond, the more sparkly it looks.

At Diamond Story, we aim for nothing less than an excellent cut. To buy your perfectly cut diamond, visit us at Diamond Story.

What is The Perfect Diamond Cut?

The best cut for a diamond is the one that maximises the light striking each pavilion. Rather than escaping through other facets of the diamond, the light should reflect through the table and crown. Simply put, the better the precision of the cut, the more the light it will reflect.

A diamond is forever, but with Diamond Story, it will also be perfect.


Not sure how to determine the perfect diamond cut? Leave your worries onto us. Call Diamond Story at 03 9642 3649 and talk to the experts today.

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