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Diamond Cutting Demo in West Hartford

The true value of a diamond is not determined until it is cut and polished. Becker's Diamonds and Fine Jewelry is offering diamond lovers the rare opportunity to watch the artistry of diamond cutting as part of their exclusive Diamond Vault Event on Dec. 4 and 5. Submitted photo

Becker’s Diamonds and Fine Jewelry will allow members of the public to watch as a craftsman turns unpolished stones into diamonds.

The true value of a diamond is not determined until it is cut and polished. Becker's Diamonds and Fine Jewelry is offering diamond lovers the rare opportunity to watch the artistry of diamond cutting as part of their exclusive Diamond Vault Event on Dec. 4 and 5. Submitted photo

The true value of a diamond is not determined until it is cut and polished. Becker’s Diamonds and Fine Jewelry is offering diamond lovers the rare opportunity to watch the artistry of diamond cutting as part of their exclusive Diamond Vault Event on Dec. 4 and 5. Submitted photo

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While each of the 4 C’s of diamond buying contribute to a stone’s beauty and value, only the cut is not determined by nature. Each precise cut made by a diamond cutter can dramatically change the appearance of a diamond. Becker’s Diamonds and Fine Jewelry is offering the rare opportunity to watch the transformation of unpolished stones into dazzling diamonds by a skilled craftsman as part of their Diamond Vault Event on Dec. 4 and 5.

“We strive to educate our customers on the 4 C’s—cut, color, clarity and carat,” said Becker’s Owner and President Paul Becker. “But by seeing the fascinating artistry in person that cutting requires, they can truly understand how crucial the process is to deliver the magnificent sparkle that is only possible in a diamond.”

The diamond cutting demonstration will be held in conjunction with a special sale that will take place on Friday, Dec. 4 from 9:45 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 5, from 9:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Becker’s store at 65 LaSalle Rd., West Hartford.

According to theKnot.com, the cut isn’t actually the size or shape, (round, emerald, pear), but rather how well a diamond’s facets interact with light. It is the most important quality to consider. If the diamond is cut too deep or too shallow, it will leak light on the sides, giving it a lackluster appearance, which will reduce its value and brilliance. A well-cut diamond will have two factors: mirror-like facets and a “white light” reflected both internally and externally, also known as the brilliance and beauty, or what will make an engagement ring shine bright and sparkle.

A diamond that has a bigger carat weight doesn’t necessarily mean it will look bigger. A diamond with a smaller carat size but a shallow cut may look larger than a diamond with a bigger carat size and a deeper cut. The appearance of size depends not only on the shape of the diamond, but the design and mounting as well.

“While styles of engagement rings and important diamond rings may come and go, the quality and beauty of the diamond remains the top consideration when purchasing a ring,” said Becker. “This event also offers husbands a wonderful way to surprise their wives for the holidays by upgrading a beloved ring with a stunning new diamond at an exceptional value.”

For more information, contact 1-888-BECKERS or www.beckers.com.

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