A diamond’s cut is the most important factor to determine its appearance. The only aspect of a diamond shaped by human touch, the cut allows light to bounce between each facet, creating the sparkle, fire and brilliance that we love.
At Royal Asscher, we see cutting as a fine art, the key to unlocking a diamond’s beauty. Each facet is carefully designed with the geometry of the shape, and its relationship to the light in mind.
Our reputation for expert knowledge and craftsmanship has lead to us cutting some of the finest diamonds in history.
Polish: As a diamond is polished, it develops a mirror-like surface. The more accomplished the polisher, the more luminous the luster.
Symmetry: Symmetry is both art and science. A diamond cutter must ensure that every facet of the diamond is perfectly aligned, mirroring and complementing its opposing facets. The more symmetrical the facets, the more powerful the sparkle.
Proportion: Proportion dictates how the diamond refracts the light. A well-proportioned diamond exhibits fire, brilliance and scintillation.
Fire: It is not just white light. Fire refers to the way that light splits into spectral colors of the rainbow, moving within a diamond.
Brilliance: Brilliance is a technical term for the abundance and return of white light from a polished stone
Shape/Finish: The final product, the shape and arrangement of facets to create the diamond as we know them today.