One thing that makes a diamond stand out is its sparkle. And it's the sparkle of a diamond that makes people fall in love with them. So why do diamonds sparkle? You may have heard of the 4 Cs. If you haven't, they're Cut, Color, Clarity and Carat Weight. Those four aspects are universal means of measuring the quality of a diamond. When it comes to making a diamond sparkle, the most important C to consider is cut.
The Cut of Diamonds
- The dispersion of light (also called "fire") into various colors of the spectrum. This is visible to the eye as flares of color.
- The brilliance of a diamond. This refers to the brightness of a diamond and how white light reflects from the surface as well as from the interior of the diamond.
- The scintillation of the diamond, which is the flashes of light that happen when the diamond or its light source is moved. This is commonly known as the sparkle.
- Damasci Premium Cut: Only 1% of diamonds qualify for this grade. This highest quality cut cannot be improved upon and is the finest in the world.
- Ideal Cut: These diamonds have excellent cuts and only 3% of all diamonds fall into this grade.
- Very Good Cut: A very good cut diamond reflects almost as much light as an ideal cut, making it a very good value. About 15% of all diamonds fall into this category.
- Good Cut: This cut represents 25% of all diamonds.