The four most important characteristics to understand while purchasing a diamond will be- Cut, Clarity, Colour and Carat weight - otherwise known as the 4Cs.

Diamond Cut

The cut of the diamond not only refers to the shape of the diamond but it is also a factor in determining the ability of the diamond to reflect back the light falling on it. The brilliance and awe of a diamond depend largely on its cut. Hence, a poorly cut diamond can look lifeless and dark regardless of its colour and clarity.

An “ideal” diamond can not only have better brilliance compared to a poorly-cut diamond, it even looks larger (diameter) than a deeply-cut diamond of the same carat size.

Ideal cut diamonds

A diamond that is cut into ideal proportions and angles, either round, brilliant or princess cut, with excellent symmetry ratings and polish, is known as an Ideal cut diamond. An ideal cut diamond will be perfectly proportioned to refract light in the correct angles to produce the fire and brilliance that makes the viewer go mesmerized. Sunny diamonds offers a nice collection of ideal cut diamonds perfect for all occasions.

Hearts and Arrows Diamond

If you’re a diamond enthusiast, you might have probably heard about the super ideal-cut Hearts and Arrows diamond. The Hearts and arrows diamonds are precision cut diamonds showing an arrow and heart pattern while viewed from a special tool, indicating the diamond has a perfect optical symmetry. Because of its exact angles and symmetry, the diamond presents the viewer with 8 hearts with tiny ‘v’ shapes while viewed from its pavilion side.

The Hearts and Arrows diamond collection at Sunny Diamonds are masterpieces; a perfect expression of love and a perfect diamond.

Understanding Brilliance, Dispersion & Scintillation

A high-quality diamond will produce a diamond with dazzling brilliance, fire and scintillation.  When a beam of light falls on a diamond, the light will either enter the stone or reflect off. The light that gets reflected off the surface is known as a diamond’s brilliance. The light that passes through a diamond, where some of the light rays get separated into flashes of colour. The process is known as dispersion. This division of white light into its spectral colours (or the result of dispersion) is known as fire. The spectrum of colours viewed by the viewer as he/she moves the stone back and forth is known as scintillation.