Welcome to this one of a kind diamond and gemology information website. Here you will advance your understanding of diamond valuation and the grading of the 4 C’s (cut, color, clarity and carat weight) well beyond that of conventional teaching, Especially the subject of diamond cut, the most important of the 4 C’s to the diamond’s beauty. Learn about the ideal cutting that maximizes the  desirable properties of  the diamond’s light performance, which are brilliance, fire, and sparkle.

It is not widely known but the “American Ideal Cut” is traced to 1860 and the first American cutter Henry Morse. Learn how it evolved to become the pinnacle of diamond beauty and light performance, today’s “Ideal Cut” diamond.

While learning why this cut exceeds the performance and beauty of all other cuts and shapes you will be learning to identify and separate the true Ideal from the pretenders.

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