Facet

A flat polished surface of a diamond or gemstone. This style of cutting gives the stone many small faces at varying angles to one another. The placement, angle and shape of each facet are carefully planned and executed to show the stone’s inherent beauty, fire,...

Durability

The characteristic of a polished diamond that accounts for the risk of damage inherent in its proportions (i.e., the risk of chipping in diamonds with extremely thin girdles).

Dispersion

When light enters a diamond it reflects off the facets and the angles cut into the stone. This distribution of light is known as dispersion, or the display of the spectral colors.