It's a beautiful perfect pear shape.
What I love most about this diamond is its sultry charm and utterly enchanting cutting. I've been told that pear shaped diamonds can't be given a cutting grade but if I had to wager a guess I'd say this stone is an excellent cut.
When we first found it I marvelled at the mastery of the cutter because of the fact the stone is cut slightly shallow, yet still shines more brilliantly than many ideal depth cuts that I've seen.
If you imagine it this way - it's like a soup bowl. You can get soup bowls that are deep and messy to eat from, which keep burning your tongue because the heat of the soup just won't dissipate, or soup bowls that are really shallow and annoying because they make it so difficult get all the soup and you just sit there staring at the soup on the bottom thinking WHY ARE THESE BOWLS SO SHALLOW? But sometimes, SOMETIMES you get a soup bowl that's normal depth but slightly shallow and wide, making it great to eat from and fabulous looking at the same time. And if you have a chef who somehow delivers a soup which STAYS HOT because of the perfect yet beautiful proportions, then that's a winner.
This describes my diamond - very slightly shallower dimensions yet somehow magically cut to deliver amazing sparkle. It's really a darling stone and my favourite shape of all the stones we've seen. We've been very lucky to find it.
However, while we were designing our engagement ring I realised that I was learning a lot that might help other people, so decided to make a video on the four C's of diamonds and where to compromise for a bigger stone without breaking the bank. Here it is below!
Have you bought diamonds before? Let me know if you have, and whether you find the video helpful in the comments below. Thanks!
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