Diamond Education

Diamond Education
Here at Ellis Fine Jewelers we take great pride in offering an exceptional array of pieces of fine jewelry to our customs. Our prices are competitive an our quality is obvious when you first lay eyes on our dazzling inventory. We realize than many of our customers might be buying fine jewelry for the first time and we believe that the best way to instill consumer confidence in our products is to provide a detailed education section. Some shoppers are shy to ask questions, so this entire section is for them! You can research every aspect of buying diamonds, gemstones, pearls and more. Our education section can also provide a wonderful amount of detailed information for the seasoned fine jewelry customer as well. However, if you have any specific questions regarding fine jewelry, our diamond experts are always ready and willing to assist you in your purchase. All you need to do is contact us and we will help in any way that we can. Fine jewelry is a commitment and here at Ellis Fine Jewelers, we take that commitment seriously. So, you have decided to buy a diamond. First off, congratulations! Diamond ownership is a source of pride for many people all over the world. Diamonds are a responsibility, but if managed well, these important purchases often last the owner for the rest of their life. When you are looking to purchase a diamond, understand that this is an investment in a lifelong ownership experience. Diamonds require care and attention in order to keep them at their best. When shopping for your diamond, it is always in your best interest to do some research beforehand in order to understand what to look for in terms of quality. Most of the basics are covered in what we have come to refer two as “the four C"s - color, clarity, cut, and carat weight. If you can remember the four Cs, you are in good shape to start looking at diamonds. We have included additional education on all of your diamond buying basics. She you have any questions that have not been address please feel free to contact one of diamond experts for assistance.
  • Diamond Cut
  • Diamond Color
  • Diamond Clarity
  • Diamond Carat Weight


The cut of a diamond does not refer to geometric shapes. Instead, it defines the style guide used to work out shape of the diamond within the parameters of a design. This involves symmetry and proportioning to prepare the gem for polishing, thus emphasizing the diamond’s brilliance. Even when diamonds are at their roughest point, they allow light through due to the natural transparency of the gem. Faceting is the process by which we attempt to take advantage of that. The cut of a diamond is all about the math. While calculating the best combination of facet size, shape and angle in order to get the most sparkle out of the diamond itself, stone-cutters and scientists eventually settled on the number 58. This cut became known as the ideal, and has quickly become the industry standard. When picturing a diamond, most people first think of the ideal cut. However, there are many other different kinds of cuts available, including brilliant and passion.
1. An excellent proportion cut of a diamond, would reflect light from one facet to another and then get dispersed from the top of the stone. Diamond is cut to gGood Proportions
2. The light escapes from the other side of the facet if the cuts in a diamond are made too deep. Cut of the Diamond is too Deep
3. When the cuts are made too superficial, then the light escapes even before getting reflected Cut is too shallow
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