The cut or 'make' of a stone is one of the most important of all diamond characteristics because it determines its brilliance. It refers to the angles and proportion of a diamond, as well as its polish and quality of faceting. Often the cut of a diamond is incorrectly referred to as the shape (round, square, marquise, etc.)
Well-cut diamonds reflect light from one facet to another and disperse and reflect this light through the top of the stone. Diamonds that are cut either too deep or too shallow can lose light through the sides and bottom, will be less brilliant and ultimately of less value. We buy all our diamonds direct from the very best diamond cutter in Antwerp. Only diamonds with perfect cut and symmetry meet our standards. Selini diamonds are simply the finest money can buy.
Refers to the overall uniformity of the cut of a diamond. Symmetry is based on the diamond's proportions, the relation of one facet to another. A diamond with good proportions/symmetry can be much more attractive than a diamond with fair proportions/symmetry.
Well-polished diamonds permit the maximum passage of light and increase the brilliance of the diamond.
The flat, polished surfaces or planes on a diamond.
The large flat facet on the top a diamond. It has an octagonal shape on a round brilliant diamond.
The upper part of the diamond above the girdle. The crown is generally the portion of the diamond that is visible above the setting.
The narrow band around the diamond. The jewellery setting usually holds the diamond around the girdle.
The lower part of the diamond below the girdle. If the pavilion is too deep or too shallow, light will leak out and the diamond loses depth.
The tiny facet on the pointed bottom of the pavilion, parallel to the table.