Culet

 The bottom point of the diamond. It may be polished in some stones. Sometimes, a cutter may choose to make the culet a surface instead of a point.

Crown

 The upper portion or the top of a diamond. As the diamond catches the light, the job of the crown is to split the light entering the diamond into white light, which gives the stone its brilliance, and colored light, which gives it fire, or...

Color

Diamonds are graded on a color scale established by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). A diamond’s color ranges from “D” which is no color, to Z, which is a light yellow. The closer a diamond comes to being colorless, the more valuable it is.  A diamond with...

Cluster Setting

This setting surrounds a larger center stone with several smaller stones. It is designed to create a beautiful larger ring from many smaller stones.

Clarity

The clarity of a diamond is determined by the visibility of any flaws in or on the surface of a diamond.  Almost all diamonds contain naturally occurring internal characteristics called inclusions. The size, nature, location and number of inclusions determine a...

Channel Setting

A popular choice for wedding and anniversary bands, a channel setting will set the stones right next to each other with no metal separating them.