Reading Diamond Certs :: Proportions
The Proportions can make an enormous difference in the appearance of a diamond.
All of the top three labs now include a Cut Grade, which is an overall analysis of a diamond’s cut — the most important factor in the beauty of a diamond.
The cut grade is the most valuable piece of data for you, the consumer. It summarizes the real beauty of a diamond, from an expert’s eye. This is so much more accurate than guessing the beauty of a stone from the individual stats, which is all we have ever been able to to up to this point. Use the Cut Grade — it’s important.
Keep in mind that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and everyone does NOT have exactly the same preferences in diamond proportions. Some people prefer a table that is a little wider (within reason) to make the diamond appear larger and brighter, while others like a smaller table because it may add a little more fire.
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