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Your Ultimate Diamond Glossary to Avoid Confusions While Shopping Diamonds

Like any other industry, the diamond industry is a completely different and huge world of its own. So huge that you might get lost in it. Well, we don’t want that to happen. We want you to get familiar with some terms and collections of words so that you don’t lose track when you enter this gorgeous world of diamonds. It will be of great help if you take notes of the same as you will be for sure benefitted while you make your big purchase. We are sure that this little glossary will assist you in the best way possible and enlighten you with some common and not-so-common diamond terms.

  1. Abrasion

It is usually a small scratch that is seen on the surface of a diamond or a gemstone. It is generally caused when a diamond comes in contact with another diamond very harshly.

  1. Baguette

It is a rectangular shape that can be eventually cut into a diamond using a step cut.

  1. Brilliance

The brilliance of a diamond is its light that is reflected from a diamond.

  1. Cavity

It is a break that can be seen on a surface of a diamond

  1. Carat weight

It is a weight that is generally used to measure the weight of a particular diamond. The price of a diamond depends on the carat. Hence, it is an important factor.

  1. Culet

It is a facet on the tip of a diamond that is usually sharp and pointed.

  1. Durability

The durability of a diamond combines a few things together. They include hardness, stability, and how tough the diamond is.

  1. Eye clean

It is a term where you won’t be able to make out inclusions in a diamond with the naked eye.

  1. EX-EX-EX

It is a term that is graded to a diamond when it is of an amazing cut, polish, and symmetry.

  1. Facet

A facet is a little surface that is polished on a diamond.

  1. Fire

It is a type of appearance of a rainbow or any color in diamonds or a gemstone. It is caused by the light and dispersion of a diamond.

  1. FL grade

It is a type of grade that is granted to diamonds that are flawless. And very few of them manage to get this grade.

  1. Hue

A hue of a stone is its primary color which can be red, green, or blue.

  1. I grade

It is one of the lowest grades. It is given to the diamonds in which you can make out the imperfections with your naked eye.

These were some terms which you will need to go through before making a purchase. We, at New World Diamonds, want you to know every diamond term so that no one can fool you. Make sure you check our site as we have many great lab-created diamond options. Right from white to colored engagement rings as well. Happy shopping.

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