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Diamond Depth Percentages In Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds

Diamond Depth Percentages In Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds

One of the most important things to consider when looking for the best diamonds to buy is the diamond depth percentages. The diamond’s depth percentage is the ratio of the diamond’s diameter compared to the diamond’s total depth (measurement of table to culet).  When diamonds are shallow, they have low depth percentages but when diamonds […]

In Depth Look into Diamond Girdles, Finishes, and Thickness

In Depth Look into Diamond Girdles, Finishes, and Thickness

There’s a lot to consider when picking out a diamond. Most people start with the 4 C’s (cut, color, carat and clarity), but that just scratches the surface. One important– yet often overlooked– factor to consider is the diamond’s girdle. What is a Girdle? The girdle is the part of the diamond where the crown […]

How To Avoid Undesirable Culets

How To Avoid Undesirable Culets

What is a Culet? Culet (pronounced kew-let) – The cutlet is the pointed vertex at the bottom of the diamond. During the manufacturing process, the culet is often polished as a flat facet so it does not get chipped while other facets are polished. Typically this extra facet is “closed” into a point. Pre Modern […]

How to Achieve Optimum Table Percentage % in Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds

How to Achieve Optimum Table Percentage % in Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds

What is Table Percentage? Table Percentage % – Average table size relative to the average diameter, reported to the nearest whole percentage point (1%). Table size is measured from bezel to bezel point; the average of four measurements is used. The Table is either too large or too small The size of the table is […]