- Apr 11, 2007
I hear so many different things, and I don''t understand it all. For example, I just read that it is the cut (which I used to think meant shape rather than ideal, good, etc.) determines the sparkle factor. I would like to learn about what clarity ratings mean cloudy and what don''t, how "colorless" a diamond has to be in order to appear clear, and a whole slew of other things. Like what do the different measurements mean regarding culet and girdle and depth and table and so forth? I guess I just don''t know what the measurements MEAN--like is symmetry and polish important? Is the table and depth supposed to be something in particular? Without knowing this stuff, how can one decide which things are priorities in choosing a diamond and which are just higher priced for something you can''t tell with the naked eye? Sorry this is so long. I am just confused and seriously want to learn more. Thanks in advance.