Diamond Glossary

 
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Pavilion
The bottom part of the diamond, below the girdle.
Pear Cut
The Pear Cut is a combination of a Round brilliant and a Marquise cut. Pendants looks very nice set with a Pear shape as do earrings, due to the teardrop shape.
Pinpoint
Miniscule spots internal to a diamond. A cluster of pinpoints can form a cloud.
Pit
A tiny opening, often looks like a white dot.
Point
0.01 Carat
Polish Lines
Tiny parallel lines left by polishing.
Polish Mark
Surface clouding caused by excessive heat (also called burn mark, or burned facet), or uneven polished surface resulting from structural irregularities.
Princess Cut
The Princess Cut is relatively new. It is a very attractive cut. Some people like the Princess because it is rectangular and yet has some of the sparkle of a Round brilliant cut.

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