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Here's an expert explanation of how to judge the cut of a diamond.
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Female Speaker: FINE LIVING NETWORK'S SmartTips.
Male Speaker: Once you look at more than a few diamonds, you will know what a properly cut diamond looks like. There is a definite acceptable range for a well cut diamond. The Table is the very top facet of the diamond and the percentage of the overall diameter that the table occupies is usually between 55 and 60 percent of the entire diameter of the diamond. The second aspect to analyze is the Depth percentage. That number is generally between 58 and 62 percent.
One of the other factors that people need to analyze is the shape that they like the most. The most popular cut for diamond is the round brilliant cut, but there is a myriad of different shapes today. There's the princess cut, which is a square emerald cut diamond. There's also the cushion cut diamond which is kind of a square shape with rounded corners. But it's a purely subjective thing. One cut of diamond is not necessarily better than another.
Female Speaker: For more, go to fineliving.com/SmartTips.