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The cut of a diamond consists of five grades, ranging from excellent to poor. Because cut is the biggest factor in how well a diamond transmits light and sparkles, “cut” is often considered the most important element to consider when purchasing a diamond. While we often consider cut to be the shape of a diamond, such as a princess or round cut, the GIA Cut scale is actually about how a diamond’s facets interact with light.

The diamond cut proportions directly affect a diamond’s ability to reflect light and provide brilliance. Proper use of proportions based on the ratios between size, angle and shape of each facet, will determine the diamond’s overall beauty.

A diamond with proper proportions will reflect all the light back to your eyes. This cut is known as an “ideal cut” or “excellent cut”. By contrast, shallow and deep cut diamonds lose most of the light through the bottom of the diamond. The brilliance is dulled, and the diamond becomes less radiant.
OUR RECOMMENDATIONS

When shopping for round cut diamonds, I highly recommend “excellent” cut diamonds (if grading is done by the GIA), or “ideal” cut diamonds (if graded by the AGS). For any other diamond shape, seeing a high quality image of the diamond is necessary before making the decision to buy it..Fancy shape cut quality can’t be determined using the traditional grading scales or certificate statistics.

About Rob Bockstruck

Rob Bockstruck is a fourth generation jeweler. Rob offers a unique Concierge Experience and will sift through hundreds of loose diamonds to find the one that best meets your criteria. Rob is a diamond expert having over 35 years of personal experience and insider knowledge of the industry. He is a graduate of the prestigious Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and is a Certified Gemologist with the American Gem Society (AGS). Rob’s education, background and experience makes him your perfect partner for choosing a ring that will be cherished for years to come.

Today with the changing retail environment, Rob has shifted the focus and direction of RH Bockstruck to an online concierge experience. With over 135 years of experience, the Bockstruck name is synonymous with exquisite and timeless jewelry, high quality, fair pricing and superior customer service. Just like the three generations before him, Rob has continued to focus on putting the customer first with attention to detail and creating memories.

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Rob Bockstruck, CRO
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About Rob Bockstruck

Rob Bockstruck is a fourth generation jeweler. Rob offers a unique Concierge Experience and will sift through hundreds of loose diamonds to find the one that best meets your criteria. Rob is a diamond expert having over 35 years of personal experience and insider knowledge of the industry. He is a graduate of the prestigious Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and is a Certified Gemologist with the American Gem Society (AGS). Rob’s education, background and experience makes him your perfect partner for choosing a ring that will be cherished for years to come.

Today with the changing retail environment, Rob has shifted the focus and direction of RH Bockstruck to an online concierge experience. With over 135 years of experience, the Bockstruck name is synonymous with exquisite and timeless jewelry, high quality, fair pricing and superior customer service. Just like the three generations before him, Rob has continued to focus on putting the customer first with attention to detail and creating memories.

Rob Bockstruck, CRO
Chief Romance Officer
651-283-6806
rob@rhbockstruck.com

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