The Diamond Guide | The Gemstone Guide | The Metal Guide

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While the shape of a diamond is not a part of the four “Cs”, it is indirectly attributed to the cut. The shape of diamond plays an important role in the selection of any diamond, as it determines the style and appeal of the jewellery piece it is set in. Diamonds from Tanishq are available in a wide range of shapes, including: round, princess, emerald, square, oval, radiant, pear, heart, marquise and cushion shaped.

Cut – The cut of a diamond is defined by it’s proportions, it’s symmetry and it’s polish. The expertise with which these steps of the cutting process have been executed determine the performance of the cut diamond. A polished diamond’s beauty is shaped by it’s complex relationship with light. The amazing display you see when looking at a diamond is a combination of three attributes:

Brightness is the combined effect of all white light reflecting from the interior and the surface of a diamond.

Fire or dispersion, describes the “flashes” of rainbow colour emitted from a diamond.

Scintillation describes the interplay of light and dark areas and the sparkle you see when the diamond, the light, or the onlooker moves.