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Cut is the only thing man does to a diamond to enhance its beauty. The cut of a diamond determines the proportion, symmetry and polish of a diamond and is the most relevant factor in bringing a diamond from pretty to gorgeous. Well-cut diamonds allow light to enter through the top (also known as the crown) and act as a series of perfect windows and mirrors — refracting the light to create a radiant prism of color. As the light is reflected back through the crown, it is dispersed into a luminous burst of shimmer and sparkle, enough to light up the room.[/vcex_icon_box]
Forty percent of the diamond's value is determined by cut.
Thirty percent of the diamond's value is determined by color.
Twenty-five percent of the diamond's value is determined by color.