A Foundation for Grading the Overall Cut Quality of Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds
The GIA diamond cut grading system described here includes the components of brightness, fire, scintillation, polish and symmetry, as well as weight and durability concerns, into a single overall grade for cut quality for standard round brilliants.
De Beers near Colourless-to-Blue Experimental Gem-Quality Synthetic Diamonds
De Beers has produced a faceted synthetic gem-quality diamond that could go unrecognised without careful gemmological testing.
The Rise to Prominence of the Modern Diamond Cutting Industry in India
this article reviews the rise of the modern diamond cutting industry in India and its impact on the world diamond trade
GIA’s Symmetry Grading Boundaries for Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds
A presentation of parameters used to support GIA's symmetry grading system.
Colour Grading “D-to-Z” Diamonds at the GIA Laboratory
This article discusses the history and ongoing development of GIA's colour grading system, and explains how its laboratory applies it.
Modelling the Appearance of the Round Brilliant Cut Diamond: An Analysis of Fire, and More about Brilliance
This second major article in a three-dimensional modelling study analyses fire – the visible extent of light dispersed into spectral colours.
Modern Diamond Cutting and Polishing
Over the last 25 years, the diamond-cutting industry worldwide has been revolutionised by sophisticated instruments that provide invaluable aid in the process of creating a polished gem.
Modelling the Appearance of the Round Brilliant Cut Diamond: An Analysis of Brilliance
A mathematical model which can analyse how appearance factors depend on proportions.
A Report on the New Watermeyer Split-Facet Diamond Cuts
Introducing a new technique in diamond cutting that virtually eliminates the "bow-tie" effect.