For round brilliant cut diamonds, you should only buy diamonds within the range of thin – medium – slightly thick girdles. That is to say, if you see a round diamond with a thin – slightly thick girdle, that’s perfectly fine. Likewise, if you see a thin – medium or medium – slightly thick girdle, that’s OK too!
What should the girdle be on a round diamond?
The ideal range for a girdle is Medium – Slightly Thick in round cut diamonds. These diamonds are perfectly cut and proportionate. The diamond sparkle is not affected. In fancy shapes, it is Thin – Thick.
What kind of girdle is best for diamond?
For those seeking ideal cut diamonds, we recommend looking for a stone with a girdle rated somewhere between Thin and Thick. A perfectly proportioned diamond would have a Medium girdle rating, though ratings close to Medium are also considered to be expertly cut.
What is the best table and depth for a round diamond?
For example, the best table and depth for round diamonds is a depth percentage between 62.9 and 59.5 percent and a table percentage between 63 and 56 percent. The best depth for diamonds with a princess cut is between 64 and 75 percent while its ideal table percentage is between 67 and 72 percent.
What is the ideal girdle for a princess cut diamond?
Princess Cut Diamond – Cut Guide
|Table %||67 – 72||56 – 58 or 76 – 82|
|Depth %||64 – 75||58 – 63.9 or 75.1 – 80|
|Girdle||Very Thin – Slightly Thick||Very Thin to Thick|
Is a thick girdle on a diamond good or bad?
Thin, Medium: When purchasing a diamond, this is what you want for your girdle. A thin to medium girdle is the ideal gemstone proportion. Slightly thick, thick: This range is considered to be an excellent to ideal proportion of a gemstone. Very thick: A very thick girdle means a good gemstone proportion.
What is a Bruted girdle on a diamond?
What is a Bruted Girdle Finishing? Just a few decades ago, almost all round brilliant diamonds have a bruted girdle because of the way diamonds were cut. This frosty appearance is created when a rough stone is rounded against another rough stone in a process called bruting. A bruted girdle looks rough and “porous”.
Which cut of diamond has the most sparkle?
It is well known that the classic shape, Round Brilliant, has the ideal facet pattern for the most light return. Round Brilliant is the most classic stone shape and is made up of 58 facets. Round engagement rings are by far the most popular of all the shapes as they’re the diamond cut that sparkles the most.
Does a bigger table make a diamond look bigger?
Choose Your Diamond Shape Wisely
Some diamond shapes have more mass on their table (the top of the diamond), which makes them look much larger per carat. Wondering which diamond shapes look the largest per carat?
How do you pick a round diamond?
To recap, here are my recommended guidelines for buying a round cut diamond:
- Depth Percentage: 61.0% to 62.5%
- Table Size: 54.0% to 57.0%
- Crown angles: 34.0° to 35.0°
- Pavilion angles: 40.6° to 41.0°
- Lower Girdles: 75% to 80%
- Star Facets: 50% to 55%
- Polish/Symmetry: Excellent.
What is the ideal table size for a diamond?
Generally, the best-looking diamonds have table sizes in the range of 55% to 60% (measured as a percentage of the diameter of the diamond). The size of the table is more important in larger diamonds, say over 1/2 ct. Variations in table sizes are less critical than crown and pavilion angles.
What makes a diamond sparkle?
Diamonds sparkle is a result of light performance. As light hits a diamond, it penetrates the diamond, bounces around and reflects within the diamond and ultimately returns light to your eye. That is the sparkle that you see. The cutting of a diamond directly impacts the amount of light performance achieved.
Is color or clarity more important in a princess cut diamond?
Princess-cut diamonds also hide inclusions well, but because inclusions in the corners can make the diamond more susceptible to chipping, clarity is more important than color.
Is culet importance in diamond?
Diamond culet is important because it can affect the appearance of a diamond when viewed from above. Additionally, the culet is a diamond’s weakest point, and it is advisable not to touch the culet of a loose diamond.