Ex.Ex.Ex Plus: Is only the cut important for a diamond?
The diamond cut is something that cannot be separated from a diamond. The confusion between the cut and the diamond shape is common. But simply put, the shape is the rock’s natural form while the cut is the diamond cutter or craftsman’s work. There are different cut grades for diamonds and they not only affect the quality but also the pricing of the stone. Of these, the Ex.Ex.Ex Plus cut is a notch above all the diamond cut grades.
As a diamond jewellery buyer, it is necessary to be acquainted with the 4Cs of a diamond. The cut and polish render perfection to the diamond. The different cut grades are Poor, Good, Very Good, and Ideal. The Ex.Ex.Ex Plus cut by Divine Solitaires is a cut grade above the Ideal cut. It stands for excellent cut, excellent polish and excellent symmetry. Most of us know that an excellent cut is sufficient but what role do the polish and symmetry play? And are they as important as the cut?
Are cut, polish & symmetry interrelated?
While talking about diamonds, it is common practice to mention the cut, polish and symmetry together. But is that the case? The cutting of the diamond is the initial step that defines how the diamond should look. This includes the fire, scintillation and brilliance. Depending on the cut of the stone, you can also judge its light performance. However, it takes more than the cut to define the result. If you read up enough on diamond education, you will know what all goes into the quality of a diamond.
A typical round brilliant solitaire has 57 facets or 58 facets, including the culet. And the symmetry determines how the perfectly the facets are aligned. Stones with poor symmetry will distort the reflection of light and make it look bad. This is easily noticeable in larger diamonds. As for the smaller ones, the symmetry is not the most important factor.
The polish refers to how smooth the facets are. Without the polish, the stone can’t look bright and brilliant. Consider it as the finishing touch. The better the polish, the better the stone’s capacity to reflect light. Rough surfaces do not reflect light that well, as a result of which the solitaire appears dull. When you buy solitaire jewellery, wouldn’t you first check for the brilliance of the stone?
What is special about Ex.Ex.Ex Plus cut?
As this cut grade indicates, the cut, polish and the symmetry are all of the excellent grades. Diamonds with such a cut are extremely valuable since it involves more effort. With the help of high-end tools, it is possible to ensure minimum wastage of the rough stone. Did you know that it takes billions of years for diamonds to form? Even a rough is of great value and so any kind of waste is detrimental.
At Divine Solitaires, all diamonds are given the Ex.Ex.Ex Plus cut to attain the best quality. Apart from the cut, polish and symmetry, the depth is also taken into consideration. It has to be an ideal cut; not deep or shallow. That way, the light that enters the stone is reflected properly and does not escape from the bottom.
Overall, the cut becomes very important for a diamond’s quality. While finding a solitaire in your budget, it is advisable to not compromise on the cut at all. By default, all of Divine Solitaires’ diamonds have the Ex.Ex.Ex Plus cut. If there is a need to accommodate a certain budget, you can always downgrade the colour, clarity or the size.