How Does Diamond Shape Affect Sparkle?
The cut of a diamond shape ultimately determines its ability to sparkle. This is largely because cut determines the number of facets on a diamond and how light travels through the stone. Facets are the flat, polished surfaces on a diamond. Like tiny mirrors, each facet is precisely cut and proportionally arranged to maximize the diamond’s ability to gather in and reflect light. While cut quality is the most important factor behind a diamond’s sparkle, color and clarity grades also matter. The higher the color and clarity grades, the brighter the diamond.
At Tiffany, we reject any diamond with noticeable imperfections to the unaided eye.