From time immemorial people strived to enhance their beauty with the help of different articles of jewelry and precious gemstones were a very welcome complement to any article of personal adornment.
But at the early stages of human civilization people were certainly not spoilt for choice in terms of the selection of gemstones. As far as diamonds are concerned, it took people a very significant deal of time to learn how to mine diamonds and refine them. Certainly there was then no extensive knowledge in terms of diamond cut. Besides, the materials used for jewelry production and the primitive processing methods did not create the conditions necessary for the elaboration of a multitude of methods of diamond cut and refinement. At early times a few simplest types of diamond cut prevailed and they were generally rather uniform.
Lucky for diamond fans the branch of industry responsible is very highly developed nowadays and this fact creates grounds for the manufacturing of a staggering diversity diamond cuts.
In order to illustrate this point it might be useful to consider the multitude options in terms of diamond shape available today. They are the following: emerald shape, heart, marquise, radiant, princess, pear, oval and round diamond shape. Certainly, the cut depth and cut table are different from one diamond shape to another, nevertheless they should be well calculated in order to assure the greatest brilliance.
The traditional types of diamond shape, namely radiant and round, which have a firmly established reputation with the jewelry fans have not lost their appeal, and remain among the most popular still. However, new diamond shape types are likely to supersede the leaders of the diamonds' pop chart.
Speaking of the diamond cut, it is necessary to mention that it is actually the ratio of the diamond depth to its diameter. If the diamond is properly cut and well proportioned, it becomes a fascinating sight to the eye. In this case the beam of light does not escape through the sides or the bottom of the diamond, but it rather reflected directly to the eye and accounts for the dazzling brilliance.
Modern materials and equipment are now used in order to make possible the most sophisticated processing methods and correspondingly to contribute to the production of high quality diamonds that would meet the dictates of popular tastes. Curiously, extensive research into the matter of perfect diamond parameters is still being carried out in the specialized laboratories. The effect certain peculiarities of diamond cut have on diamond brilliance is still being widely studied.
One of the most shocking results that have been obtained in the course of this intensive scientific research is the fact of the absence of the so-called "ideal cut". This notion ahs been widely used in reference to the perfectly calculated diamond proportions (like that of cut depth and cut table size) that would guarantee ultimate brilliance. But the fact of the mater has appeared to be that different combinations of proportions can possess equal brilliance and not surpass each other in this aspect.