Diamond Cut

A diamond's cut refers to the quality of its tiny surfaces, or facets.  A well-cut diamond reflects light internally from one mirror-like facet to another and disperses it through the top of the gem. These facets, known as the crown, culet, table, girdle and pavilion, are arranged with precise, mathematical proportions to maximise a diamond's fire, life and brilliance. The cut, the only element of the 4Cs influenced by the human hand, is often considered the most important. A well cut diamond may be given a higher quality or value than one that is larger or of a better colour.