Diamonds cut too shallow or too deep do not reflect light as efficiently to the top of the stone and may show black centres or a bow tie effect. An ideally cut diamond reflects the light up to the top and displays a blaze of light and spectrum of colours.
The cut of a diamond, its proportions and facets determines the light dispersion and has the greatest influence on overall appearance and sparkle. Precise craftsmanship is required to fashion a stone with ideal proportions. A well proportioned round brilliant cut diamond will have between 57 and 58 facets.
Well proportioned diamonds maximise on the light in and out of the stone. As the only characteristic not solely influenced by nature, the cut can be exposed to human error. At Fultons we understand this, so you can be assured that we only select the finest gemstones for your jewellery.
The name carat is derived from the carob tree as the seeds were of a constant weight, 1ct equals 1/5th of a gram
Diamond clarity refers to the absence of naturally occurring inclusions within the stone or blemishes on the surface
Most diamonds can appear white to the natural eye but many display hints of colour especially on closer inspection.