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This 58 facet symmetrical shape can display the greatest amount of sparkle with a balance between the amount of white flashes of light and colored flashes of light. It is the benchmark shape all others are compared to and the only one that has internationally recognized cut grades. Generally, rounds are the most expensive but can offer the greatest amount of sparkle per dollar.
These shapes are usually less expensive because the rough diamonds used to produce them are more common and generally less costly. Over the past 20 years, new shapes and facet arrangements have been introduced to increase the use, appeal and value of rough diamonds that would be traditionally difficult to market.
Choosing a properly proportioned fancy shaped diamond is much more complex than a round shape. Most fancy shapes cannot sparkle like a well-cut round. The facets of fancy shaped diamonds are elongated, asymmetrical, and can deviate greatly from the ideal, causing light to leak out the diamond's bottom. This also causes small multi-colored flashes of light to be concentrated in pointed areas and larger flashes to occur in rounded or elongated areas.
A "bowtie" shaped area of diminished sparkle can span the center width of most fancy shapes. This consequence has the least negative effect when it is narrow and very light gray (it is rarely colorless or invisible). A dark and pronounced bowtie will decrease the value and beauty by more than 20%.
Another important consideration unique to fancy shapes is the length and width ratio (L: W), calculated by dividing the diamond's length by the diamond's width. Many other considerations are structural deficiencies such as thin edges near pointed areas and uneven or bulged shape outlines.
Unlike round diamonds, cut grades of fancy shapes do not exist. We employ sophisticated methods that accurately predict and demonstrate how the sparkle of one set of ratios and proportions will compare quantitatively to another. Less desirable fat or thin shapes are produced from irregular (and less costly) shaped rough diamonds. They are also produced by cutters who intentionally grind as little of the rough diamond away as possible to retain excess weight for higher profits. This excess weight and material does not contribute to beauty and therefore should not contribute to higher value.
You will find our expertise to be very helpful in choosing any fancy shape as well as a round diamond.
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