Clarity, color and carats – these are all factors that play a major role in determining the value of a diamond. The fourth factor a professional jeweler uses to evaluate the overall quality of diamond jewelry is the cut. What is cut and how is it assessed? At Norman Hege Jewelers, we sell diamond jewelry that you’ll treasure for generations to come. Here’s what we want you to know about a diamond’s cut.

What are jewelers talking about when they discuss a diamond’s cut?

When jewelers mention the cut of a diamond, they are referring to its shape, angles, facets, and proportions. There are many different types of diamond cuts, including round, princess (square), emerald, pear, and oval.

How are cuts to a diamond made?

Professional craftsmen cut diamonds after they’ve been mined. The process of cutting diamonds require extreme care, since one wrong cut can damage its quality. The best jewelers are experts at detecting a bad cut on diamond engagement rings, diamond earrings, and diamond necklaces.

How does a diamond’s cut affect its value?

Just like the clarity and color, a diamond’s cut affects its ability to refract light. A diamond should be cut so it has perfect symmetry, since this fully allows the light to reflect from one facet to another. A properly cut diamond will display a pure light and and have great beauty. However, if a diamond is cut too shallow or too deep, light will display through its sides or the bottom, resulting in a dull shine and a lower value.

When you want to shop for only the finest quality of diamond jewelry in Rock Hill, SC, come to Norman Hege Jewelers. Our jewelers carefully examine every diamond we sell. We also take time to educate our customers so you can make sure you’re buying pieces that meet the standards for a quality diamond. Stop by soon to check out our selection of diamonds and other fine jewelry.