Diamond Glossary

 
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Baguette
A step cut in the shape of a small rectangular stone. May be tapered at one end.
Bearded Girdle
Tiny numerous hairlike fractures extending into the diamond.
Bearding
Tiny numerous hairlike fractures extending into the diamond.
Bezel
A facet on the crown, or upper part of the diamond above the girdle.
Blemish
Imperfection on the external surface of the diamond.
Bow-Tie
An effect caused by a shadowy area visible in some fancy shapes, caused by light leaking out the bottom of the diamond.
Bruise
Inclusions consisting of surface crumbling, often accompanied by tiny rootlike feathers.
Burned Facet
Facet appears whitish, or burnt, as a result of the cutter polishing the facet against the grain.

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