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The 4 Cs of Diamonds: Cut

A diamond’s cut grade tells how well it’s cut, from a rough crystal to a finished gem. The cut grade covers how much light the stone reflects as well as its fire, symmetry, and polish. It’s the most important contributing factor to a diamond’s beauty. Learn how the experts evaluate the cut.


 

Cut for Beginners

Diamond Buying and the Four Cs, Part 3: Evaluating Diamond Cuts
Diamond Polish and Symmetry Explained
Diamond Girdles: 11 Facts You Need to Know

More on the Matter

Is a Super Ideal Cut Diamond Worth It?
Hearts and Arrows Diamond: Is it Worth it?
Old European-Cut Diamonds: the Complete Guide
High-Performance Diamonds: Worth the Money or Just Hype?
Does Diamond Hardness Really Matter?