FTJCo is excited to announce our exclusive launch of new sustainable 8X™ Diamonds. These round brilliant cut diamonds are exceptional because they are both Sustainability Rated and have surpassed the most stringent qualifications for perfection in diamond cut.
Diamonds are famously evaluated by The Four Cs: Carat, colour, clarity and cut. The first three, carat, colour and clarity are each evaluated by their own specialized, comprehensive rating scales. But until now, cut has only been graded on a basic five-point scale ranging from ‘Excellent’ to ‘Poor.’ This simplistic scale is so limited that currently half the diamonds on the market are graded as ‘Excellent.’
By contrast, the cut of 8X™ Diamonds is graded across eight key metrics, taking into account polish, proportion, symmetry, scintillation, brilliance, and more. To qualify as 8X™, a diamond must be rated as as ‘Excellent’ in every single one of these eight categories by the world-renowned gem-grading lab, GCAL, in New York City.
GCAL DEVELOPS NEW CUT GRADING STANDARD
“8X™ is truly the ultimate achievement in precision diamond cutting,” explained Don Palmieri, founder and president of GCAL. It’s less about distinguishing our lab from all the others, and more about providing a platform for the world’s premier diamond manufacturers to distinguish their products from all others.“
For more information, check out this video provided by GCAL
GCAL 8X ULTIMATE DIAMOND CUT GRADE® is a registered trademark held by GEMOLOGICAL APPRAISAL ASSOCIATION, INC.