The Cut Of A Diamond

The cut of a diamond refers to the shape of the diamond. The standard round brilliant is the most popular diamond cut. It has a total of 57 or 58 facets, the flat, polished surfaces that reflect light. When cut well, the way light reacts to these facets can be absolutely gorgeous and can help us choose one diamond over another. Shapes other than the traditional round are known as fancy cuts. These can be square, oval, or heart shaped, among many others.