• Hassle Free Returns
  • Free Shipping on Orders Over $95
  • Conflict-Free
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • Best Price Promise

Diamond Cut

Diamond Cut

A diamond's cut affects how much it sparkles

Speak With a Specialist

Diamond Cut Diagram

Cut, is the most complex factor affecting a diamond’s price. Diamond cutting is still done by human hands. When a diamond cutter facets a stone, he or she must make difficult decisions about how large it will be, what shape it will become, and how many imperfections will be left in the final product. After these decisions are made, it is the craftsmanship and fine motor skills of the diamond cutter that determines how much the stone will sparkle and how much attention it will draw. A well cut diamond will "dance" even on a dark night. The slightest mistake can ruin a diamond’s symmetry and in doing so dramatically decline the beauty and price of the stone. Even a flawless and colorless stone can become dull when badly cut.

When properly cut a diamond will send almost all of the light that comes into it back out of its top. If improperly cut, some to most of the light will exit out of the bottom or side of the stone. A properly cut diamond will have symmetrical facets (the windows and mirrors of the stone), good proportions (not too deep or too shallow), and careful finishing details (like flawless polishing and permanent treatments). If properly cut, the diamond will return a white shaft of light from its top (called brilliance), sparkle every time that it moves (called scintillation), and send rainbows out of its many facets (called fire or dispersion).

Diamond Cut Scale

These three elements of a diamond’s light mix in unique and fascinating ways and it is solely a matter of preference from person to person as to what the best mixture is. Another matter of preference is the shape that a diamond is cut into. Any shape other than a classic round is called a “fancy cut”.

Fancy cut diamonds make a very strong statement and are a beautiful and different way to uniquely represent your personality.

Learn More About diamonds

HASSLE FREE RETURNS

If for any reason you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase within 30 days of receipt, you may return any merchandise that has not been altered, engraved or customized for a refund, credit or exchange. Merchandise returned must be in its original condition. Any purchase made with a credit card must be returned to the original credit card. Please read more about our Returns and Exchanges Policy.

FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $95

All orders are fully insured and require a signature at time of delivery. Each item is cleaned, polished and inspected before it is wrapped and shipped to you. For engravings and ring sizing, please add an additional 2-3 business days to your order. Special orders or customizations may take 3-4 weeks. Please read more for full shipping information.

CONFLICT-FREE

Day's Jewelers requires suppliers to provide a written warranty, for every diamond purchased, that it was acquired from non-conflict sources. Furthermore, as a certified member of the Responsible Jewellery Council, Day's is committed to supporting and promoting the highest level of social, ethical and environmental responsibility in our communities and in the areas of the world where our products are sourced. Learn more about the Day's Promise...

100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE

If for any reason you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase within 30 days of receipt, you may return any merchandise that has not been altered, engraved or customized for a refund, credit or exchange. Merchandise returned must be in its original condition.

LIFETIME WARRANTY

Your jewelry purchased from Day's Jewelers is warranted for a lifetime against defects in materials and craftsmanship. To be eligible for this warranty, your piece of jewelry must be inspected at any Day's store at least once every six months. If you should live in an area where there is no Day's store located, we would be happy to recommend a reputable jeweler to perform the required semi-annual inspections. Day's also offers a low cost extended care plan that covers normal wear and tear of items not deemed as defective.

BEST PRICE PROMISE

Day's adheres to an everyday low price policy so you can always shop knowing you’re getting the best price possible from an authorized retailer.