At Miner's North we believe the most important quality in a diamond is the cut. The cut determines the brilliance, fire, and sparkle that catches your eye from across the room. In our opinion the other 3 C's, Carat, Color, and Clarity are subjective and come down to personal preference. Just like our fresh water of Lake Michigan, our Lakeshore Diamonds are natural and pure and cut right here in the USA. Traditionally cut diamonds have only 58 facets, but each of our Lakeshore Diamonds feature 108 facets. Each additional facet provides an extra surface for light to reflect off, resulting in double the brilliance and sparkle.