Diamond Glossary

 
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Natural
Part of the rough diamond remaining on the diamond itself, having survived the cutting process. This is usually the sign of a good cutter attempting to maximize the weight retention of the rough diamond.
Natural Culet
This means the culet has not been polished at all and the actual rough diamond was retained. It can be a sign of a good cutter.
Near Colorless
A general term for diamonds in the G-to-J color range.
Needle
A long, thin rod-like crystal.
Nick
A notch near the girdle of a facet edge.
Normal Color Range
Range of diamond colors from colorless to light yellow and light brown.

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