# Anatomy Of The Diamond

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## Anatomy Of The Diamond

John Cordova (Vice President of Human Resources, Robbins Bros.) gives expert video advice on: What is the 'girdle' of a diamond?; What is the 'crown' of a diamond?; What is the 'pavilion' of a diamond? and more...

### What is the 'girdle' of a diamond?

The girdle of the diamond is actually the fattest part of the diamond. It's the perimeter of the diamond, and usually the girdle is what's used to hold the diamond in place in the setting.

### What is the 'crown' of a diamond?

If we imagine that the girdle is the fattest part of the diamond, the centre of the diamond, the part above that girdle is the crown, and the crown is topped off by the table, which happens to be the biggest facet on the diamond.

### What is the 'pavilion' of a diamond?

In a diamond, the pavilion is the space below the girdle. The girdle happens to be the centre of the diamond. The pavilion is the behind the scenes part that actually reflects light that's entering the diamond back through the crown at the viewer.

### What is the 'culet' of a diamond?

The culet in a diamond is the point at the very bottom. In some diamonds that point is actually a facet, and in other diamonds it comes to an exact point. The ideal culet is no culet at all.

### What is the 'table' of a diamond?

The "table" of a diamond is actually the largest facet of all, and it is at the very top of the diamond. That's where the most light enters and reflects back out. Some people call that the "face" of the diamond.

### What is the 'table spread' of a diamond?

First of all, the table of the diamond is the largest facet on the entire diamond, and it tops the crown. It's at the very top of the diamond. The table spread is the percentage of space that that table takes up of the entire area of that crown.