Diamond cut is determined by symmetry, proportion and polish. Diamond cutting is the process of turning a rough stone into a faceted one. More than any other factor, cut determines the beauty of the stone. Tiffany diamonds, from the smallest to the largest stone, are cut to exacting standards.
Frequently Asked Questions
The round brilliant diamond, which has 57 to 58 facets, is the most brilliant of the diamond cuts. Cushion, oval, marquise, pear and heart-shaped diamonds are also cut using the brilliant faceting style and are similar to the round brilliant in degree of sparkle.
It’s important to note that diamond cut and diamond shape are not the same thing. A diamond’s cut determines how its facets interact with light. A shape describes the geometric appearance of a diamond. Cut defines what the shape of a rough diamond will be—not the other way around. This is why diamond shapes are often interchangeably referred to as cuts.
Tiffany & Co. has nearly 1,500 in-house artisans. Master artisans cut and polish Tiffany diamonds in our Botswana, Cambodia, Vietnam, Mauritius and Belgium facilities to the highest standards.