Only about 20% of all rough diamonds are suitable for polishing; the rest are used for industrial purposes. Vintage engagement rings usually have varied cuts that are combined in one setting and this makes the rings highly appealing to the varied and fickle tastes of today's women. These are techniques where the stones are skillfully placed on a simple band to make the entire ring look as delicate as possible.
Explanation of Cut, Color and Clarity of This Diamond
Cut Quality The ideal cut diamond is a very precise mathematical equation, where diamond proportions and angles are cut to optimize the diamond's superlative optical properties, in particular it's high refractive index and color dispersion, to create a diamond of unequaled beauty with perfect balance of brilliance and fire. In layman's terms, the diamond is cut to make it the most beautiful diamond so it retains its intrinsic value.
Color Color grade I is in the middle of the near colorless category. Typically a trained professional will be able to discern the presence of color. Some people prefer warmer colors like I. When I color diamond is set in yellow gold jewelry used with yellow gold bezel, the diamond will appear as gorgeous as any of the higher graded stones.
Clarity I1 clarity diamonds are included. I1 diamonds exhibit inclusions that are obvious at 10x magnification, and visible to the unaided eye. In small brilliant-cut diamonds, however, the inclusions are barely visible to the unaided eye because of the size of the diamond. This diamond is a good choice for people on a very limited budget.