Diamond cuts are graded on the following scale established by the Gemological Institute
of America (GIA):
Excellent Cut:The rarest
cut grade of all, Excellent cut reflects maximum light entering the diamond and
thus shines with optimum brilliance.
Very Good Cut: Very Good
cut grade may cost less than the Excellent cut, but it is equally beautiful and
Good Cut: Good cut grade
of a diamond helps reflect light to obtain a good amount of brilliance, though not
equal to the Excellent or Very Good cut. Thus it demands a much lesser price.
Fair Cut: Being not as brilliant
as a Good cut, Fair cut grade quality diamonds refract less amount of light, but
make a better choice than Poor cut diamonds.