Symmetry, or the balance of equal parts, is what makes many things look pleasant to our eyes, from human faces to architecture and design. Symmetry is also crucial to understanding what a makes a diamond’s appearance so beautiful. Finished diamonds are graded on their symmetry, which is an important factor to keep in mind when you’re searching for an engagement ring. We’d like to explain more about what symmetry is and how it can affect the value of a diamond.

The 4Cs – Polish and Symmetry

What is Symmetry?

In the diamond industry, symmetry refers to the exactitude of a diamond’s finished shape and the placement of its facets. Symmetry is one of the final parts of the detailing stage, or what is known as its “finish.” Together with a diamond’s polish, symmetry reveals the level of care taken during the cutting process.

Diamond Education, Image of Diamond Symmetry