Cutting is the most laborious and crucial stage of the operation to turn a diamond into a diamond. The diamond cutter is faced with the difficult task of finding a compromise between the size of a crystal and the quality of its faceting. The purpose of the master is to find a form that would allow him to keep as much as possible the volume of the stone and ensure the flawlessness of all its faces.
When cutting, most diamonds lose up to 50% or more of their initial weight. The end result depends on the experience of the cutter and the technology used by him in working the stone. Continue reading