DIAMOND CHARACTERISTICS
DIAMOND CHARACTERISTICS

CROWN

The top portion of the diamond, from the girdle to the table.

PAVILION

The lower portion of a diamond, from the girdle to the culet.

CULET

The facet or point on the bottom of the diamond's pavilion.

GIRDLE

The narrow rim around the widest part of a diamond, separating the crown from the pavilion. Also referred to as the setting edge, where a diamond is held when set in jewelry.

DEPTH

The height of a gemstone, from the culet to the table. Determined as a percentage of the overall diameter of the gem.