on, but to be able to make the most of that it is important to understand the various
components of a diamond so that such specifications are easier to understand.
There are eight main components:
- Table – the largest polished facet on the upper surface of the diamond.
- Table Spread – The width of the Table.
- Crown – The angles are of the upper surface, featuring several types of facets.
- Crown Mains (or Bezel facets), Star Facets, Upper Halves (or Upper Girdle Facets) and a Table Facet.
- Diameter – The total width of the diamond.
- Girdle – The ridge where the Pavilion and Crown meet.
- Pavilion – The lower portion of the diamond below the girdle, stretching down to the Culet.
- Culet – The pointed facet at the very bottom of the diamond.
- Depth – The height of the diamond, measured from the Culet to the Table.