Listen up guys because the cut of your diamond truly makes a difference. What do we mean by cut exactly? Well, the cut refers to the diamond’s reflective qualities and it is actually the most important factor in determining a diamond’s value!

A good cut allows the diamond to handle the light the most beautifully and means it will emit that coveted sparkle. The very highest cut grade is ‘Super Ideal’.

The Super Ideal

A ‘Super Ideal’ or other well-cut diamond will have angles which allow light to reflect back into the eye of the beholder. When well cut, and viewed head-on, light enters through the top of the precious stone and is reflected from one side to the other before bouncing back out of the diamond to be seen by the viewer’s eye. The light is called the ‘brilliance’ of the diamond. Sound complicated?

It’s easier to understand when you compare a well-cut diamond to a poorly cut one. In a poorly cut diamond, light entering the diamond ‘leaks’ out from the sides or bottom rather than reflecting back to the eye. Thus, it emits less brilliance.

Vashi.com only selects 1 out of 10 diamonds, only selling diamonds with a cut grade of ‘Good’ or higher – good to know!

Platinum Engagement ring with 0.96ct Marquise Diamond D/VS1