Let’s Talk Diamonds
Over one million rough diamonds must be mined before one is found that can be cut into a 1.00 carat finished diamond. Because large diamonds are so rare, they generally have a greater value per carat. If all other factors are equal, the heavier the diamond, the greater its cost will be. For example, the price of a two-carat stone will be several times higher than four 50-pointers of equal quality.
A diamond’s cut is considered to be the most important of the four Cs. It is important to understand how a diamond’s proportions and the relationship between them affects its brilliance. The width and depth have the greatest effect on how light travels within the diamond, and also how light exits the diamond in the form of brilliance.