Diamond Anatomy

Table: The largest facet of the diamond, which comprises the flat surface on the top of the stone, resembling a 'table'.

Crown: This is the top portion of the diamond, located above the girdle and extending below the table.

Girdle: Forming the outer edge of the diamond, this is where the crown and the pavilion meet.

Pavilion: Located at the bottom of the diamond, the pavilion bridges the girdle and the culet.

Culet: The culet is the facet at the bottom tip of a gemstone. The quality of the Culet is typically specified in a diamond certificate; the ideal Culet is not visible to the unaided eye

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