Defining a Diamond
Understanding a diamond’s basic structural elements will guide you in your decision of choosing your perfect diamond. What are the parts of a diamond? All finished diamonds have the same eight parts. Here is a brief description of what each part is and where it is located on a diamond.
- Table Spread: the large facet on top of the diamond
- Crown: the top portion of a diamond from the table to the girdle
- Diameter: the width of a diamond from edge to edge
- Girdle: the edge where the crown and pavillion meet
- Pavilion: the bottom part of a diamond from the girdle to the culet
- Depth: the height of a diamond from the table to the culet
- Culet: the very bottom of the diamond, sometimes pointed
Knowledge of a diamond’s anatomy will allow you to wisely choose your diamond by communicating effectively with a jewelry expert.
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