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This term defines the different sections of a diamond and how exactly they’re chopped into pieces. Furthermore, its anatomy forms part of the diamond’s cut grade.
A diamond’s appraisal takes place at the culmination of a rigorous investigation of the diamond’s qualities.
These are filth spots within a diamond piece. Quite often, this type of filth is usually seen as black spots. Carbon spots can be seen by the naked-eye but in some instance the use of a microscope will be required to truly see it
defined as a document of all grades, plots, and traits of a diamond.
is known as the height of a diamond from the culet to the table and it is measured in millimeters by all diamond experts.
The depth percentage is the diamond’s height divided by width. This influences the brilliance and sparkle of a diamond.
a plot is a mapping of a diamond’s interior and exterior flaws.
is an abbreviated certification of the GIA Grading report. This certification is used for smaller diamonds.
GIA Grading Report
Length to Width Ratio
This ratio term refers to the calculations of a diamond, taken by dividing length (longer measure) by width (shorter perpendicular to length).
These refer to the width, depth, and length in millimeters of all diamonds.
A type of broadened and brilliant diamond cut that makes the diamond longer and slimmer.
defined as a brilliant cut. It contains 58 facets or 57 if there is no culet.
There are about 10 diamond shapes. These are defined as round, princess, oval, marquise, pear, cushion, emerald, asscher, radiant, and heart.
These cuts leave tiny round diamonds that only have around 16-17 facets. These are normally seen more in pave jewelry or small set diamonds.
These diamonds refer to the flat places in the diamond that resemble stair steps. There are three rows of facets arranged around the table and on the pavilion.
known as a shining fancy shape diamond that is triangular in cut.
lastly, this term refers to the weight of finished diamonds cut from the rough stone. For example: there is a greater yield cutting a two carat diamond from a three carat rough than a two carat rough from a six carat diamond.