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A diamond's cut is considered by diamond experts to be one of the most important characteristics of a diamond. The quality and precision of a cut has a direct impact on the overall brilliance of a diamond. The DoW Signature Hearts & Arrows Collection™ focuses on the diamond cut.
Each diamond purchased from the DoW Signature Hearts & Arrows Collection™ is accompanied by:
The sparkle of a diamond is often called "fire" because colorful bursts of light that are refracted from the many facets. In a well-cut diamond, the light entering the stone bounces from one facet to another and emerges through the top of the stone.
At DoW we think it is worth it to lose rough diamond material to maximize the beauty of the diamond. With 63% of a rough diamond being cut away, there is no margin for error; the slightest miscalculation may make the difference between DoW Hearts & Arrows Collection diamond and a Very Good Cut diamond. To learn more about a diamond cut, visit the DoW Glossary, by clicking here.
A diamond's symmetry refers to the alignment of the diamond's facets, which have large impact on a diamond's brilliance. Each facet is like a mirror or small reflective surface. When the facets are symmetrically aligned, all of the light that enters the diamond is reflected back to your eyes. Look carefully at the illustrations in this section. The diamond on the left has poor symmetry, because the facets are not aligning properly. This will cause the light to be mis-directed causing the diamond to look less brilliant. The diamond on the right is in the DoW Signature Hearts & Arrows Collection™ and its facts are symmetrically aligned, allowing the maximum amount of light entering into the diamond to be reflected back to your eyes, for dazzling results.
Polish is a measure of the smoothness of a diamonds surface facets, a diamond with a high polish grade will appear very crisp and have a vivid sparkle. Diamonds with a lower polish grade will appear dull and blurred. To learn more about a diamond polish, visit the DoW Glossary, by clicking here.