Understanding Diamond Anatomy
Any of the flat "sides" of the Diamond
On a brilliant cut stone, the top octagonal facet
The typically frosty white ring at the widest part
The bottom point (actually a facet) on a brilliant cut stone
The bottom of the stone below the girdle
The portion of the stone below the girdle
Width of the diamond as measured through the girdle
The quality of the diamond that breaks reflected light into a colourful array
Height of gemstone from culet to table
The quality of the diamond that reflects light without changing it (also called sparkle)
The characteristic of some diamonds to fluoresce certain colours under some light
Usually found on the girdle. A small section was on the side of the raw diamond. It appears as a slightly rough flat spot on the girdle.
A "crack" in a diamond appears as a white feather within the stone.