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Diamonds Cut

Diamond Illustrations
Each Diamond Part Has A Function:

CROWN:   Balance, Brilliance, Dispersion, and Scintillation
GIRDLE:    Provide a Setting Edge for the gem
PAVILION:    Reflect light back up through the crown
CULET:    Prevent Chipping at the tip

DESCRIBING DIAMOND CUTS
Three Word Terms Used In Discussing Cuts:

  • SHAPE OUTLINE:
    Examples: Round, Oval, Marquise, Rectangular, Etc.
  • FACET ARRANGEMENT:
    STANDARD or MODIFtIED
    57 Facets are Standard. The 58th facet is the culet, which is often polished flat to prevent chipping. Anything else is modified.
  • CUTTING STYLE:
    BRILLIANT CUT
    Radiating Facets (Triangular or Kite Shaped)
    STEP
    Facets Arranged In Rows Or Tiers (Rectangular, Square and Emerald Cuts)
    MIXED CUT
    Combination Of Brilliant/Step Styles Employed Together

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