Kestenbaum & Weisner Fine Jewelry

Let Us Give You Clarity on the 5 Cs Of A Diamond… Yes that’s 5 Cs, not 4: Chatting with Philip Weisner

Just as every person has many different qualities that all come together to make up who they are, a diamond is the same way.  Even when you read a great resume you may be surprised to discover that this person is not quite everything they have claimed to be.  Again, reading the numerical qualities of a diamond versus examining one in person can lead to the same story.

Until now, I had been learning about the standard 4 Cs (Cut, Color, Clarity, Carat) from observing interactions with clients during my time working here.  When I did a google search, I felt overwhelmed by the endless information on the topic, so I decided to have a chat with Philip Weisner (store owner), and found he had a few fresh pointers to add and the 5th C!  This I had not seen while searching the web.

Tamar (Me): I keep hearing that Cut is the most important factor to consider for how much a diamond will shine.  Is this true and what exactly does the “cut” refer to?

Philip Weisner: Cut can refer to the shape (round, pear, oval, marquise, emerald, etc…) or to how well a diamond is cut – including how well-proportioned it is and how well the facets line up.  Cut is one of the most important elements in creating the beauty of a diamond, or almost anything for that matter.  As an example, if a suit or dress is made of the finest fabric, but has been poorly crafted, it will never look right.  On the other hand, you can take a rough piece of burlap and if it is sewn together perfectly, it will look like a million dollars.  Likewise, a poorly cut D Flawless diamond, the whitest and clearest diamond, can look like junk if it is poorly cut.  Yet, an imperfect, off-color stone can look magnificent if it is cut wonderfully.

Stay tuned to find out what the 5th C is…

This Oval Cut Diamond exemplifies the astounding impact that cut has on the brilliance and sparkle of a diamond.ov3

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This entry was published on April 10, 2014 at 8:31 pm. It’s filed under Diamond engagement rings, diamonds and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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