Shopping for a custom diamond engagement ring? You’ll need to take a crash course in what’s known as the “four Cs” of diamonds:
- Carat – The weight of the diamond
- Color – The less color a diamond has, the better its quality
- Clarity – The absence or presence of inclusions – or flaws – in the diamond
- Cut – How the diamond is crafted
It’s this last aspect that has the most to do with the overall beauty of the stone. The cut of a diamond refers to its proportions, finish and symmetry, and how its facets react to light. Here are a few of the most common diamond cuts that you might come across in your search for a custom diamond engagement ring.