~ Diamond Terminology from A to Z ~
There are thousands of terms being used in today's jewelry industry. Some common knowledge, others are obscure and baffling. We've created a database of terminology from A to Z to make it easy, and of course if you still have questions, please do not hesitate to send us an email or give us a call.
One of the "Flower Cuts" developed by Gaby Tolkowsky around 1997 for De Beers.
Huge Corporation the has successfully controlled a large majority of the world diamond market for most of it's existence. (Some say a monopoly)
Refers to a Gem that has been cut with proportions that are not ideal. (The opposite of shallow) A deep cut diamond can weigh the same as an ideal cut diamond, but may not have the same brilliance. (Due to the facets not being properly aligned for light reflection) The same can be true for a shallow cut diamond. Often the size of a deep cut stone may appear smaller because the weight of the stone is dispersed vertically. The opposite can be true for a shallow cut.
If you're looking to purchase a diamond it's incredibly important you read Diamond Cuts.
Depth refers to the measurement of a diamond, from top to bottom. The depth helps determine if a diamond is cut to ideal, deep, or shallow proportions. This measurement is particularly important for round brilliant cut diamonds.
Usually referring to a "detection" device to determine if a diamond is genuine.
A clear gemstone composed of pure crystallized carbon which has been extremely compressed over millions of years. Diamonds are the hardest substance known to man with a rating of 10 on the Mohs Scale. Diamond are valued based on the 4c's. Cut, Clarity, Color, Carat. Diamonds are the birthstone of April.
Diamonds are considered one of the most rare, and precious gems on the planet, when in reality there's an incredible over abundance of the gem. Most are just being stored and released on a periodical basis to keep pricing and demand high.
Another name for Cocktail Ring
The light refracted within a polished diamond. Depending on the cut of the diamond the refractive property, or fire if you will be heightened or lessened. Dispersion, Cut and Brilliance go hand in hand, and you will definitely see the difference.
The combination of two or more very expensive rings or diamonds to make it appear that the top gem is much better in clarity and color due to light or color coming from the bottom stone.
The international symbol for pennyweight. According to Webster it's 1/20th of a troy ounce or 1.5 grams.