Could you tell the difference between an old cut Diamond and a round cut? This week we are looking at old cut Diamonds and how you can distinguish between the two. If you have ever shopped for a Diamond you will be familiar with the four ‘C’s. Many people focus on the other three, but how a Diamond is cut is a crucial factor influencing its beauty. Cut is so much more than just the Diamond’s shape. Even if you compare Diamonds of the same shape, its symmetry, proportions, polish, number of facets and the proportions of the facets can have a huge effect on how well the Diamond reflects light. These same attributes are what sets old cut Diamonds apart from the more modern round brilliant cut.