A type of setting where a number of small stones are set together to resemble a cobble-stoned street. It literally means ‘paved with diamonds.
The angle measured between the main facet of the lower portion of the diamond and the girdle.
Platinum is a white, hard and very dense metal, usually alloyed with Iridium (90% Platinum / 10% Iridium). Cobalt is also being used in Platinum alloys.
Indicates the care taken by the cutter in shaping and faceting the rough stone into a finished and polished diamond.
Gold, Silver, Platinum and the other members of the Platinum group.
The metal tip or bead that actually touches the stone and holds it into place. This setting usually consists of four or six claws that cradle the stone. As it allows the maximum amount of light to enter a stone from all angles, it can make a diamond appear larger and more brilliant than it actually is.
The proportions of a diamond are very important to allow the maximum amount of light to be reflected off and out of a stone. Proportion is the relationship between the angles of the facets of the crown and pavilion.
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