Diamond Anatomy | How To Shop For Loose Diamonds
Each custom engagement ring has unique diamond anatomy. But all diamonds have standard structural features. Diamond anatomy refers to a diamond’s basic structure. Diamond anatomy defines the proportions, brilliance, dispersion and scintillation. Each part of the diamond has a specific name and contributes to the diamond as a whole. Each anatomical part of a diamond is unique, but all diamonds have the same anatomical parts. That is according to their diamond shape.
- Diameter: The width of a polished stone, measures from edge to edge.
- Table: The largest facet located on the top of the diamond.
- Crown: The top part of a diamond extending from the table to the girdle. Bezel Facets makes up the main crown.
- Girdle: The very edge of the diamond where the crown and pavilion meet.
- Pavilion: The bottom part of a diamond extending from the girdle down to the culet.
- Depth: Total height of a diamond measured from the table to the culet.
- Culet: Pointed facet at the very bottom of the diamond.
Before purchasing a 1 carat diamond, make sure you understand the diamond’s anatomy. Because you don’t want to be a buyer in the dark. Make sure your knowledge about diamonds reflects the beautiful shine of your life. Because this choice is important.
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