Diamond cutting is the process of transforming a rough diamond into a faceted polished diamond.
The main goal of this process is to reach the biggest yield to maximise the value of the finished diamond. Besides retaining the most of the weight, diamond cutters will strive to achieve the excellent proportions, symmetry and polish. When done right, it will lead to a diamond having a distinguished Hearts and Arrows pattern in and a lot of fire, brilliance and scintillation. The rough crystal will change many hands and go through a number of different countries and cultures in order to achieve this desired goal.