Picking the perfect diamond is a skill. From the cut and colour to carat and clarity, there are numerous things that need to be considered when choosing a stone. But there is another less talked about, but just as important, element to think about: the diamond spread.


Understanding Diamonds

The diamond spread refers to certain diamond cuts and other factors that can affect how big a diamond looks. With the wrong cut, a larger diamond can be made to look fussy and smaller than a better cut diamond of the same size or weight.

To find out whether a diamond has a good spread, divide its depth by the diameter and then multiply it by 100. This will give you the diamond’s depth percentage. Ideally, you’d like it to be between 55 and 65 percent, because the smaller the depth percentage the higher the spread.

There are several factors that need to be kept in mind when accommodating the diamond spread. If the table size is small, the depth will need to be larger and vice versa. The girdle thickness and crown and pavilion angles will also have influence over the spread.  

Choosing the Right Diamond

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