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Diamond Glossary


diamond glossary, BarninkaDiamond Terms G
  1. GIA
  2. Girdle
  3. Grain
  4. Green



diamond glossary, BarninkaDiamond Term Explanation

  1. Gemological Institute of America. The GIA does extensive research on diamonds and provides reliable diamond certification.
  2. The outer edge or the widest part of the diamond forming a band around the diamond. Some cutters also polish the girdle into facets for maximal reflection.
  3. A small area of concentrated crystal structure distortion, usually associated with pinpoints.
  4. Green diamonds: a rare natural fancy from lime to intense green color available from few manufacturers like Barninka, however radiation treated diamonds (not naturals) may also have a green color variation.

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