To help educate our customers on some of the finer points of loose diamonds, we present this short illustrated guide on the basic parts of a diamond.
Crown: The upper portion of the diamond encompassing the total area above the girdle, including the table.
Culet: A tiny facet at the very bottom of the diamond.
Girdle: The outer edges of the diamond where the upper and lower facets meet.
Pavilion: The lower portion of the diamond encompassing the total area below the girdle, including the culet.
Table: The flat facet on the top of the diamond.
The length or width of a round diamond.
The measurement from the top to bottom of the diamond when facing up.
The measurement from side to side when facing up.
The length of the table.
The measurement from the table to the culet.
If you need any assistance with a loose diamond search, please give us a call and ask to speak with one of our GIA graduate gemologists. We can be reached at 877-472-2700 (domestic) or 213-627-1300 (international) during regular business hours.