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Diamond Glossary


diamond glossary, BarninkaDiamond Terms F
  1. Facet
  2. Faceted Girdle
  3. Fancy
  4. Feather
  5. Flaw
  6. Fluorescence
  7. Fracture

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diamond glossary, BarninkaDiamond Term Explanation

  1. A plane, polished surface of a diamond. The brilliant, a full cut round diamond usually contains 58 facets.
  2. Some cutters also polish the girdle for maximal reflection, into 32 facets for a round diamond.
  3. A diamond with another shape than round cut (ie. princess, emerald, oval, etc.) and/or with an attractive natural body color other than light yellow or light brown.
  4. A separation or break due to either cleavage or fracture, often white and feathery in appearance.
  5. An imperfection of a diamond.
  6. Mostly a blueish glow of a diamond in high ultraviolet lighting conditions. Ratings: none, faint, slight, medium, strong blue. Strong blue fluorescence may cause the diamond to appear milky in daylight.
  7. A crack on the diamond's surface. The fracture can be treated by filling. Detection only under special lighting with high magnification microscope.

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