To get from the raw diamond to the cut gemstone it requires a skilled hand of a master cutter.

Proportions are everything. The better the proportions, the better the diamond handles light to create more sparkle. There are a number of shapes which diamonds traditionally take, depending on the original nature of the rough, uncut stone. Oval, round, pear, emerald, heart and marquise shapes are by far the most popular. It all comes down to what you like.