Understanding the diamond cut

  • Crown: The top portion of the diamond, from the girdle to the table.
  • Pavilion: The lower portion of a diamond, from the girdle to the cutlet.
  • Depth: The height of a gemstone, from the cutlet to the table. Determined as a percentage of the overall diameter of the gem.
  • Girdle: The narrow rim around the widest part of a diamond, separating the crown from the pavilion. Also referred to as the setting edge, where a diamond is held when set in jewelry.

Cuts and Shapes

Diamond & Gemstone Shapes

Diamond & Gemstone Shapes


A diamond certificate or grading report provides an expert opinion on the quality of the diamond and is provided by an independent gemology lab. Trained gemologists with specialized equipment measure the weight and dimensions of the diamond and assess quality characteristics such as cut, color, and clarity. Our diamonds are certified by the world’s leading gem grading labs including GIA, AGS, IGI and EGL.