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Anatomy of a Diamond

Each diamond has its uniqueness, but all of them have specific structural properties. A jewel's anatomy, or its fundamental structure, decide its extents, brightness, scattering, and shine. Every piece of the jewel has its specific name. Having a crucial understanding of how each part adds to the precious stone in general, will enable you to select your ideal diamond.

  • Diameter: The width of the jewel, measured between the farthest points of the diamond.
  • Table: The flat area you see when the diamond is looked in face-up position.
  • Crown: The part of the precious stone between the Girdle and the table – the Crown edge in a well-sliced jewel ought to be 33 to 35 degrees.
  • Girdle: This is the zone where Crown meets Pavilion. Basically, It’s the widest area of the diamond’s body. The Girdle can be lean and broad. The tip you need to know here is that you need to escape slim Girdle because it’s too delicate and can go to pieces easily.
  • Pavilion: The largest component of the precious stone. Starting from the Girdle down to the very end of the precious stone.
  • Depth:We can divide the total depth into two sections. The crown depth and pavilion depth, as you can see on the image above one starts from the top (face-up position) moving down to the broadest area of the diamond. And the other begins where the first one finishes and go all the way down to the bottom of the diamond (culet). Ideally, the depth ought to be roughly 60% of the diamond’s diameter.
  • Culet: The very edge of the diamond. It's situated at the base of the Pavilion. The nature of the Culet is commonly determined in a jewel’s documentation – the ideal Culet isn't obvious with a naked eye.