Get to Know Your Diamonds


Facets: Facets are basically the flat faces on the surface of a diamond. A diamond facet is any smooth cut edge on a diamond. Cutting a diamond with symmetrical facets contributes to its brilliant and shine.
– A Round Brilliant has Total 58 Facets
Crown: The upper part of the diamond above the girdle. The Crown angle in the well-cut diamond should be 33 to 35 degrees. It consists of a large flat area on top called a table, and several facets below it (star, bezel and upper girdle facets) forms the parts of the crown.
Table Facets: Table is the largest and flat facet on the top a diamond. An ideal table should be between 53% and 64%
Star Facets: These facets are adjacent to the table on the top of the diamond and create a star-shaped effect
Bezel Facets: Bezel Facet is also known as Kite Facet (Because of its shape) and it is between the girdle and the table
Girdle: Girdle is the outer edge and the widest part of the diamond. The girdle may be faceted (polished) or smooth. Girdle is where the crown meets the pavilion.
Pavilion: Includes the lower part of the diamond below the girdle. Lower girdle facets, Pavilion facets and culet forms the parts of the pavilion.
Lower Girdle Facets: The highest facets on the pavilion and it is right below the girdle.
Pavilion Facets: Elongated facets and closest to the culet.
Culet: Small Facet at the bottom of the pavilion. Graded “none”(Pointed) or “small”

Diamonds come in a variety of colors, some of them highly prized (pinks, blues, even yellow). However in a white diamond, the presence of a yellow tint will lower the price of a diamond. The less body color in a white diamond, the more true color it will reflect, and thus the greater its value.

Most diamonds aren’t perfect and include blemishes, inclusions, or feathers naturally created through time. The clarity of a diamond refers to how clean or clear a diamond is internally. The cleaner the diamond, the higher the price. The clarity scale was developed to have a universal rating system of diamonds imperfections.