This refers to the flat top of a cut stone. It is sometimes
called as its face.
This refers to the portion of a cut stone above the Girdle. It
consists of a large flat area on top called a table, and several facets below
it. These include the Star Facet, Bezel Facet and Upper Girdle Facet
This refers to the edge formed where the top (crown) and bottom
(pavilion) of a stone meet. The girdle is the area normally grasped by prongs
when a stone is mounted onto a setting. Many diamonds are also finished with a
fully polished or even a faceted girdle. The girdle is rated in terms of its
The pavilion is the bottom portion of a cut stone, beginning at
the girdle and going to the point at its end. It includes two separate facets
namely the Lower Girdle Facet and the Pavilion Facet.
The culet refers to the bottom point of the diamond. In many
cases this point actually has a very small facet. The culet is referred to in
terms that relate to the presence or size of this facet.
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