Diamonds are available in a wealth of shapes and sizes. At first glance, carat weight and symmetry seem to be the easiest ways to determine their value. It doesn’t matter whether they are pear, marquise or any other shape, the most eloquently cut all will call for higher prices.
The best diamond cuts reflect the highest amount of fire, brilliance and scintillation. The skill involved in creating their fire leads to the best cut stones coupled with higher prices. Along with demand for the best cuts, a shape’s popularity may also influence value, such as the great popularity or round brilliant and princess cut diamonds. Fancy cuts such as marquise, emerald, cushion and radiants are lower in price compared to round shaped diamonds on account of fancy diamond’s ability to preserve more of their original weight than a round brilliant.
With these tips in mind, you will find it easier to estimate the value of a diamond and how it fits within your budget.