Can a diamond be cut into smaller diamonds?

Can a diamond be cut into smaller diamonds?

It is inconceivable that someone would recut a large diamond into smaller stones unless it was badly damaged. Even then it would be better to re-work or re-polish the diamond to keep it as big as possible. Re-cutting into smaller diamonds would likely result in a 50% loss of weight (size) and even more loss of value.

Do diamonds decrease in value?

“Diamonds have and retain a market value that is either consistent or increases over time,” said jeweler and diamond expert Dan Moran of Concierge Diamonds Inc. With lab-grown diamonds, there is an ever-growing supply but not an overwhelming demand. So naturally, the lab-grown diamond loses its resale value.”

How does cut affect diamond?

If a diamond is cut with certain proportions, its brilliance will be maximized. The further a stone deviates from this “ideal cut,” the less sparkle the diamond will have. As it turns out, the more proportional the cut of a diamond, the more brilliance the stone will exhibit, concealing some of its inclusions.

Why is diamond cut so important?

A diamond’s cut determines how much light the stone reflects. The diamond may have great colour, clarity and carat, but if it reflects only a little light it will be dull and lifeless, while a diamond with a great cut will emanate fire, sparkle and allurement.

Why would a diamond glow under UV light?

Some diamonds fluoresce when they are exposed to ultraviolet (UV) rays from sources like the sun and fluorescent lamps. This can cause them to emit a bluish light or more rarely, a yellow or orangy light. Once the UV light source is removed, the diamond stops fluorescing.

Do fake diamonds glow in blacklight?

Transparency Test: Diamonds should not be truly transparent. Ultraviolet Light: About 30% of diamonds will glow blue under ultraviolet lights such as black light. Fake diamonds, on the other hand, will glow other colors or not at all.