Parts of a Diamond

Posted on Monday, March 11th, 2013 at 6:23 pm by Tiahni

Diamond Anatomy Defined:

Diamonds cut in the "Brilliant" style (Round, Princess, Marquise, Pear, and Oval) have 58 facets.  These are the names

of them:

Crown: The top part of a diamond extending from the table to the girdle.

Culet: The small or pointed facet at the very bottom of a polished stone.

Depth: The total height of a diamond as measured from the table to the culet.

Diameter: Width of a polished stone that is measured from edge to edge.

Girdle: The very edge of the diamond where the crown and pavilion meet.

Pavilion: The underside of a diamond extending from the girdle down to the culet.

Table: Largest polished facet located on the top portion of the diamond.