The Essentials You Need To Know When Purchasing and Caring For Your Diamond.
Diamond Cut

Cut - The Most Important of the 4C's

A Diamond's cut refers to the pattern of polished facets applied by a skilled artisan to the surface of a diamond. Diamonds are the most treasured of all gemstones because of their ability to bend and manipulate light, producing a spectacular show of brilliance and fire. Maximizing the diamond's full potential requires the cutter to spend many hours planning the size and angle of every facet and then placing them on the diamond's surface with extreme precision. Cut is the only quality parameter that man controls, as it is entirely determined by the skill and goals of the diamond cutter. A well-cut diamond will appear very brilliant and fiery while more poorly cut stones can appear dark and lifeless, regardless of color or clarity. Amberley West believes that to make the most of your diamond investment, having a clear understanding of a diamonds cut is essential.

We have outlined for you here all of the important facts you need to know about what makes a well cut diamond. Take the time to walk through each section and, if you have any additional questions, feel free to call us at 888-436-2753 or email us at Our team of diamond experts can assist you further, including connecting you with an Amberley West retailer in your area who can assist you in person.