Diamond Cut - The 4 "C"s


The 4 "C"s refer to: Clarity, Color, Carat, and Cut.

What Makes "Cut" the Most Important of the 4 Cs?

The diamond cut is the most important of all the 4Cs because it has the most influence over the beauty of your diamond. The cut of a diamond indicates how well-proportioned a diamond is. The proportions of the diamond decide which way the light will traverse through the diamond and how this light will be reflected back into the viewer’s eye.

Depending on a how a diamond is cut, this will affect the appearance of its other Cs - clarity, carat, and color. For example, an excellent cut diamond can make a diamond sparkle brighter.

Check out our infographic below for a more detailed explanation of diamond cut grading.

Grading of Diamond Cuts

Excellent Cut - This cut reflects close to all light that enters the diamond. This is a very exquisite and rare cut.

Very Good Cut - Reflects nearly as much light as the “excellent cut,” but for a lower price.

Good Cut - Reflects most light that enters. This cut is much less expensive than a “very good cut.”

Fair Cut - Still a quality diamond, but a fair cut will not be as brilliant or scintillating as a “good cut.”

Poor Cut - Diamonds that are very deep and narrow or shallow and wide. They lose most of the light out the sides and bottom.

Ecksand diamonds are selected to the highest standard to offer you the most value.