Welcome ACA Gemological Laboratory
Welcome to this one of a kind diamond, gem and gemology information website. Here you will advance your understanding, well beyond that of conventional teaching, especially of diamond values and the 4 C’s (cut, color, clarity and carat weight). Of most interest and importance is the subject of diamond cut, the most essential of the 4 C’s to the diamond’s “light performance”, (its beauty in various and different lighting). Learn about the Ideal Round Brilliant Cut and how this most popular of all diamond cuts maximizes the desirable properties of the diamond’s beauty, which are brilliance, fire, and sparkle.
It is not widely known but the “Ideal Brilliant 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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