Ideal Cut Diamonds
Round, brilliant or princess cut diamonds that are cut to ideal proportions and angles and that have excellent polish and symmetry ratings are known as ideal cut diamonds.These diamonds reflect the vast majority of the light that enter them, and are among the rarest of cuts.Ideal cut diamonds are the benchmark used for grading of all other diamonds.In the USA, the American Gem Society Laboratory (AGSL) is often the one that determines ideal cut proportions. However, different countries and companies use different standards to base their their idea of the ideal cut.
In the 1900’s, a Belgian diamond cutter by the name of Marcel Tolkowsky came up with the term of ‘Ideal Cut’. He analysed the round brilliant cut diamond , and determined to consider both brilliance, which is the amount of white reflected, and fire, which is the separation of white into spectral colors, into his calculations.These calculations still serve as a guideline for our present day’s idea of the worldwide standard of the ‘ideal cut’, but other countries have decided to make some of their own modifications.
While Tolkowsky’s ideal cut is not perfect, it still serves as the basic guideline for ideal cut diamonds today, and we also utilize other guidelines developed in the 70’s by a gemstone cutter named Bruce Harding. There are also other computer models and technological scopes too.
Perfectly proportioned to refract light and producing the fire and brilliance all the way through to the table and crown-that is an ideal diamond! Today, there exist at least six ‘ideal cuts’, but only three are in common usage. Natalie Diamonds, a prestigious diamond retailer, offers four cuts of diamonds, all of which are ideal.