There are several popular diamond shapes which can be found at most diamond vendors, and oval are one of these. Ovals, much like round brilliant diamonds or diamonds of any other shape, need to be judged not only on their shape, but also on various other criteria including the “four Cs” (cut, clarity, color, and carat weight). When shopping for ovals, there are specific things you need to be aware of, and it’s a good idea to have this knowledge in order to be able to distinguish a good deal from a bad one.
Cut: cut is nothing but the way the rough diamond has been shaped up to one form. The most common cut which they generally do is the modern brilliant cut. Cut is responsible for the sparkling of the diamond, more number of cuts, the more it shines and sparkles. Poor quality 對戒 are not well cut, so make sure the diamond you have selected is well cut and sparkling.
Cut: The ‘culet’ is the tiny point at the bottom of the diamond. This should be of very negligible diameter, or else the light will go out from the bottom which decreases light being reflected from the diamond. In short we can say that the culet or the tapering end of the diamond should be as negligible as possible. The narrower the ‘culet’ the higher grade is the diamond.
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A metric carat is the standard weight unit for gems. The carat affects the price when you sell diamonds because they are more valuable the heavier they are. The carat is measured while the gems are loose and not attached to any piece of jewelry. However, the weight of mounted gems can also be estimated.
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Cut Cut is of crucial importance to a stone. Although many people think of cuts as being the shape of the diamond, such as a round diamond or a pear shaped one, the cut grading of a diamond actually refers to how well proportioned and symmetrical the diamond was cut. How well it will reflect light and optimize brilliance. Diamonds are cut from rough stones. It is an art. If the cut is done properly, it will really sparkle. The scale for cut runs from excellent to poor.