A diamond’s cut has the greatest impact on its sparkle

Engagement ring diamond cuts go from poor to excellent (or “ideal”, depending on which grading agency), representing the proportions of a diamond which help the light reflect through it and back at your eye. The best cut has the highest grade of polish and symmetry and allows nearly all the light that enters the diamond to reflect back. Simply put: the diamond shouldn’t have too shallow or too deep a cut, or it won’t reflect the light properly and won’t be very sparkly.

Diamond cut chart

As much as you try to learn about diamond cuts online, and all the technical aspects of light performance, brilliance, fire, polish and symmetry of a diamond, nothing will replace a visit to the Livia Diamonds studio and seeing the diamond brilliance with your own eyes.

The jeweller is not the one grading the diamond. There are standard grading reports done by many agencies around the world. Some are more reliable than others. It’s important to have a jeweller you can trust that will  help you decide what diamond is right for you, because grading goes beyond the 4Cs.  If you want to know more about how diamond cuts are officially graded, you’re invited to learn more about diamond certification or see the video below.

How to choose the right diamond cut?

Don’t forget – engagement rings are more than just diamonds attached to a ring. They represent your love, your “forever after”, and they should match your partner’s character. I can help you pick the best diamond for your budget, but you’ll do most of the work while I guide you through the process of choosing the most suitable shape »

When you browse the Internet for information about diamond characteristics in engagement rings, you will find that most jewellers talk about 4 Cs as the most descriptive characteristic of a diamond, which determines the overall diamond beauty and sparkle. Perhaps the most important s diamond cut. There are even more characteristics to consider, such as fluorescence. However, when choosing the right diamond for your loved one, you can even look beyond these technical aspects and find the right diamond with your heart. Remember – beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. Therefore, the engagement ring should be chosen by you, for your loved one, not through a catalogue or a popularity guide.


Find your engagement ring in Toronto! You can visit us at our custom engagement ring design studio located in downtown Toronto. Click here for Livia Diamonds Engagement Rings in Toronto »

Although our service is by appointment only, all of our consultations are absolutely free. We promise never to make you feel like you’re browsing at a car lot for your engagement ring. I’m Aret, the owner, and I will show you how to impress her with a ring that looks like you spent $20,000 when you only spent $6,000. You’re kindly invited to book your free design consultation here »

Yours truly,