Diamond Facet Alignment: What Most Jewelers Don’t Know
To become a graduate gemologist only requires 6 months of coursework. But it takes many years for a diamond cutter, let alone a gemologist, to acquire the eye for discerning if a diamond has the proper facet alignment to hold its brilliancy.
Diamond grading reports, to be objective, only consider proportion and symmetry when grading cut. While these are important, it is ultimately the facet alignment that really determines not only the scintillation and sparkle of the diamond, but how much brilliancy will hold. Diamonds are magnetic to oils and grease and will accumulate film of soap and dirt and get dulled.
At Khoury Bros., you talk directly to an experienced diamond cutter and the chief designer. We bring six generations of experience with the latest in technology at our partner studio in New York where a team of highly skilled artisans makes our jewelry, and from which we source our diamonds and choose only the very best for our customers.
You can read more here, or even better, visit our store at Tysons Galleria and speak to our chief designer and experienced diamond cutter, enjoy complimentary espresso drinks, and see the widest variety of rings, wedding bands, and original designs.