What are the parts of a diamond?
- Table: The table is the largest facet that is on the very top of a diamond.
- Crown: The top portion of a diamond extending from the girdle to the table.
- Pavilion: The bottom portion of a diamond, extending from the girdle to the culet.
- Culet: The facet on the bottom of a diamond. Usually the culet is nearly impossible to see. A large culet is common when cut in the early part of this century.
- Girdle: The outer edge of a diamond, and is graded by its thickness. A girdle that is too thin may be more prone to chipping accidentally. Extremely thick girdles usually produce extra depth and less brilliance. Girdles may be faceted or polished.
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Diamond Mike Watson
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