The cut refers to the shape of your diamond and different cuts can affect the way your diamond sparkles. This is because the cut reflects the proportions of the stone and the relationship between the angles of the facets in a stone. Professional diamond jewellers use the term ‘cut’ to relate to a diamond’s brilliance, fire and scintillation. Different ‘cuts’ suit different hands and fingers, with some appearing larger than others, but this doesn’t necessarily reflect a diamond’s true size.
Have you ever heard the expression “white diamond”? This means a really clear, white coloured stone with no dark or yellow areas. In other words, a pure diamond. Colour is very important when choosing your stone, as there are many shades, graded from D to Z. D being the whitest and Z being the most coloured and usually very dark.
Clarity refers to how flawless a diamond is. Inclusions are minuscule blemishes and are invisible to the naked eye but the clearer the diamond, the less inclusions it will have. Diamond clarity is measured by a scale that certifies each diamond.