While many people may just see simple shapes when looking at diamonds (i.e. round, square, heart), those in the diamond industry see cut, pattern, and detail when looking into a diamond. The loan officers at New York Loan for example, are trained to not only see the details in the cut, but to look at the color, clarity and fluorescence as well.
There are many different styles of cut, ranging from pear to marquis and from oval to emerald. Even in a “round” diamond, the method and type of cut can greatly affect the look of your diamond, which is why one of the most important measures for grading a diamond is “cut”.
A round brilliant was invented in 1919 by Marcel Tolkowsky, a diamond cutter from Poland. This cut gives a round diamond the maximum amount of light return, resulting in a brilliant, sparkling diamond. 58 total facets complete the round brilliant, with extra care being taken in forming the crown and pavilion angle.
The Gemological Institute of America, where the New York Loan Company staff is trained, uses the terms “Excellent, Very Good, Good, Poor, & Fair” to grade a diamond’s cut. The grading reports set the standard in the diamond industry, and can greatly affect the value of a diamond. This is why it is imperative that a GIA certificate is brought in (if available) when selling or making a loan against your diamond.
To purchase, sell, or loan against a round brilliant diamond, please reach out to New York Loan at 212-997-5626 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The gemologists on staff at the luxury pawnshop are happy to help and answer any questions you may have.