CUT

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While di­a­monds can be fash­ioned into dif­fer­ent shapes, the term “cut” refers to how a di­a­mond’s com­plex pro­por­tions and an­gles re­late to light. A num­ber of fac­tors in­flu­ence a di­a­mond’s cut grade, in­clud­ing its over­all face-up ap­pear­ance, de­sign and crafts­man­ship. The GIA Cut Scale for stan­dard round bril­liant cut di­a­monds ranges from ex­cel­lent to Poor.

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