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Just like its vital for physicians to understand the human anatomy, understanding the anatomy of a diamond is important if you are looking for you perfect diamond. Knowing the main components goes a long way in helping you to understand the beauty and quality of a diamond.
Role of Cut In A Diamond’s Anatomy
Diamond anatomy does not refer to the chemical composition of diamonds but is instead a reference to its physical components, structure and dimensions produced by the diamond’s cut. The diamond’s anatomy will determine the beauty of the diamond’s facets, the proportions of the stone and the extent of the stone’s light performance, including its brilliance, dispersion and scintillation.
The parts of a diamond and the quality of their cut contribute to the diamond’s overall cut grade. However, while the anatomy of a diamond is very important, it should not be used interchangeably with a diamond’s cut grade. These are two different things.
Main Components of a Diamond
Different diamond cuts result in different shapes but, in general, all diamond shapes have the same anatomic components and parameters:
Which Are the Most Important Components of a Diamond?
While each aspect of a diamond’s anatomy is important in the overall look of the stone, arguably the three most vital aspects are the diamond’s table, diameter and depth. These three features are the most important when evaluating the quality of the diamond’s cut and assigning it a cut grade.