Diamonds are highly sought after all around the world, they are arguably the most beautiful precious stones available on the planet. This is, arguably, why they are incorporated into diamond engagement rings, to show your loved one how much you love them and a way of showing them you want to spend the rest of your life with them. However, have you ever wondered how are these elegant stones are crafted to such perfection?
Diamond engagement rings come in a whole host of different shapes and sizes from the classic solitaire diamond engagement rings with a single stone to shoulder set or multi stone diamond engagement rings. The method of diamond cutting turns a rough diamond taken from the ground into a faceted gem, this process requires knowledge, expertise, equipment, tools and time in order to get the most out of the stone. Each individual stone is actually analysed to assess the best way to cut it, this is done with a scanning device which takes a three dimensional image of the stone. This image includes any inclusions and flaws which can determine how the stone will be cut and what shape diamond will be produced. Other factors which affect the shapes of diamonds include market demand for certain shaped stones, preservation of the carat weight of the stone and the original shape of the rough diamond.
The cut of a diamond refers to the proportioning, symmetry and polish of diamond engagement rings, the aim of the perfect diamond cut is to ensure it reflects as much light as possible making it luminous and radiant. At Mad About Diamonds we offer a huge range of diamond engagement rings including marquise diamond engagement rings for those of you that are looking for something unique and princess cut diamond engagement rings for those that like to keep up with the latest fashions.