Monday, 17 September 2012

Anatomy of a Diamond

The following post is a guest post by Christina Mann.

A diamond's cut determines a huge part of its value and what kind of price it will fetch in the market. A beautifully done cut on a diamond can spell all the difference between a sparkling, brilliant stone and one that is lackluster and dull. The cut also determines the diamond's proportions, ability to reflect light, and the symmetry of its facets...all the aspects that contribute to a shining, much-desired diamond whether it's loose or set in a jewelry piece.
This new infographic from Brilliance gives readers the basics of a diamond’s anatomy in a no-nonsense, highly informative manner. You can learn about the components of a diamond (table, crown, girdle, pavilion, and culet) in-depth, and educate yourself on how to evaluate the cut of a diamond via helpful diagrams. There are also handy tips and advice interspersed in the infographic which can prove especially helpful for first-time diamond buyers. Brilliance also features a chart on how the company determines the “make” of a diamond.

An interesting infographic regarding diamond shapes and prices.
An interesting infographic regarding diamond shapes and prices.

Christina Mann works for Brilliance, an online diamond retail company specializing in loose diamonds and diamond jewelry. She is interested in the engagement rings which Hollywood stars parade, and always keeps her eyes peeled for the latest in Tinseltown bridal bling.

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