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DIAMOND TERMINOLOGY

Published: 28/11/2017

Diameter
The width of the diamond as measured through the girdle.

Table
This is the large, flat top facet of a diamond.

Crown
The upper portion of a cut gemstone, above the girdle.

Girdle
The narrow rim of a diamond that separates the crown from the pavilion. It is the largest diameter to any part of the stone.

Pavilion
The lower portion of the diamond, below the girdle. It is sometimes referred to as the base.

Culet
The tiny facet on the pointed bottom of the pavilion, which is the portion of a cut gem below the girdle.

Depth
The height of a gemstone, from the culet to the table.

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