Of all the 4 Cs, cut has the greatest effect on a diamond’s beauty. A good cut will result in diamond that sparkles with brilliance. Diamonds have a unique ability to manipulate light efficiently. This ability can be released and maximized only by cutting and polishing the diamond to an extremely high level of accuracy.
Cut is often confused with the shape of a diamond. Shape is largely a matter of personal preference and is limited only by the skill and creativity of the craftsman. The 10 most common shapes are emerald, round, princess, cushion, heart, pear, marquise, oval, radiant, and asscher. Round, Oval, Cushion, Pear, Marquise and Heart diamonds are considered brilliant cuts because of their unique symmetry and ability to sparkle.
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