Diamond Education - Cut
The cut of the diamond ultimately determines it's brilliance and fire. A cut is chosen according to the person’s interest and personal preference.
A well cut diamond shows optimal light when it enters through the top(crown table) of the stone to the bottom(pavilion), where it reflects, like a mirror, from one side to the other side and back to the crown table.
- Diamond Cut Classifications
Shape also called the cut of the diamond is what most people are attracted to, along with other factors. This feature is extremely important because it displays the sparkle and shine of the diamond when set. There are 5 recognized diamond grades: Excellent, Very Good, Good, Fair and Poor. There are three basic categories that are based on the style and arrangement of a diamond's facets (ideal, excellent, very good). Each grade classifies the quality of the diamond, a number of different proportion sets, and the angles and percentages of that diamond shape.
A diamond that is not cut well allows the light to enter through the crown but reflects though the side of the stone or the bottom of it.
- GelinAbaci Lida Cut Diamond
The following information below breaks down the characteristics of the unique Lida cut diamond by GelinAbaci:
- 43 facets
- Extraordinary brilliance
- Elongated unique shape
- GIA Certified with laser (Inscription available)
- Available size range: 0.20ct to 3.00ct.
- Tension Setting vs. Prong Setting
There may be some conflicting perspectives on security when looking at buying a tension setting. It's OK! It's normal. GelinAbaci tension rings are at least as safe or safer for your diamond then traditional four and six prong settings.
To answer the question, "Is my diamond secure in my tension ring"? The answer is YES!
It is highly unlikely for someone to lose a stone in a tension ring, as they are constructed using a spring loading effect from the customized metal choice in which weakening cannot occur.
Prong settings can snag on clothes and other objects leading to the loosing and weakening of the prongs over time and use. This allows heavy maintenance of prong settings often and replacement periodically. Tensions settings allow for less maintenance. Prong settings only apply 6-8 pounds of pressure (per prong) to the stone to keep it secure where tensions settings apply more than three times that amount.
It can be said that yes, both prong and tension settings have to be exposed to a tremendous amount of high impact and or accidental damage from day to day wear and tear to affect the stone. Prong settings can be exposed to high impact and suffer a greater effect of losing a stone because the prongs need to be replaced. Tension settings do not have to be replaced like prongs, unless there are damages to the tensile strength (memory of the metal) which makes it highly unlikely for customers to lose their diamonds or gemstones.