Diamond Glossary

 
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Marquise Cut
The name "Marquise" came from a legend of the Marquise of Pompadour that the Sun King wanted a diamond to be polished into the shape of the mouth of the Marquise. The typical Marquise Cut contains 56 facets.
Master Stones
A set of color comparison diamonds that defines diamond color grades in the normal (D-to-Z) range.
Melee
Small diamonds under .20 carat.
Mohs Scale
The ten-point scale of mineral hardness, keyed arbitrarily to the minerals talc, gypsum, calcite, fluorite, apatite, orthoclase, quartz, topaz, corundum, and diamond.

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