The Diamond Cut - How the Process Works
In their most natural form, diamonds are well quite ugly. They have no luster or shine, and in
fact, looks like nothing more than broken glass. What gives diamonds their magnificence brilliance. It's all in the
Most people don't realize this, but a diamond cut must be performed, and then the diamond
polished before it actually becomes a thing of beauty. Specially designed tools are used by skilled diamond
jewelers to cut the stones into round shapes. See Brilliant Cut
From the rounded shape, other shapes may be cut, such as heart shapes but the shape is less
important than the quality of the cutting that is being done.
If the diamond cut is poorly done, it will lose light, and it will not sparkle and will not shine very well.
Each facet of the diamond must be carefully cut into the geometrical shapes that allow the diamond to sparkle and
shine, then the entire diamond is cut into a specific shape, such as an emerald cut or a princess cut diamond.
Once the diamond cut is done, the diamond is put into a dop, which resembles a cup with another diamond only a
diamond is strong enough to smooth the edges of another diamond. Once the diamond has been cut and shaped, and had
the edges smoothed in the dop, it is polished on a scaif or a diamond polishing wheel.