Linnet Ridgeway : Thank you. The graphic and supporting text below explain the various "parts" of a diamond. They are intended to provide maximum brilliance and fire. First, it's used to describe the shape of a diamond (for example, an" emerald cut " diamond). Good Proportions are Key, most gemologists agree that the best cut diamonds are those that follow a set of formulae calculated to maximize brilliance. Taglines: The only thing that could follow "Murder" is "Death". Diamonds that reflect much of the light that enters them. He says it's making a howling sound every evening. Ideal quality diamonds are truly for the person who enjoys knowing that he has one of the finest things that money can buy. (See, diamond Anatomy for an explanation of the terms used in the next paragraphs.). Generally, the price of these diamonds in slightly below that of Excellent cuts. Linnet Ridgeway : I never thought of it that way. A good example of these diamonds are those found in m's "Signature Collection. A good cut gives a diamond its brilliance, which is that brightness that seems to come from the very heart of a diamond. The oyster nearly dies! Trivia Aboard the ship, no one was allowed his or her own dressing room. To make the best selection, you need to understand the various grades. Bette Davis, Dame Maggie Smith, and Angela Lansbury all shared a room. Many diamond stores have a special collection that they consider to be "ideal cut." The specific standards are determined by the store, but with reputable dealers, these standards are tough and only a small percentage of diamonds qualify. Ideal Cut, this cut is intended to maximize brilliance, and the typically smaller table sizes of these diamonds have the added benefit of creating a great deal of dispersion or 'fire' as well.