Poor Cut

A poorly cut diamond can be either cut too deep or too shallow. A deep or shallow cut diamond will lose or leak light through the side or bottom. This results in less brilliance and value.


Indicates the care taken by the cutter in shaping and faceting the rough stone into a finished and polished diamond.


Term meaning one-hundredth of a carat approximately the size of one-half a grain of sand. 100 points equates to 1 carat.