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Diamond Glossary


Diamond Terms S
  1. Saturation
  2. Scratch
  3. Simulant
  4. Spread
  5. Surface Graining



Diamond Term Explanation

  1. A color's position on a neutral to vivid scale.
  2. A linear indentation normally seen as a fine white line, curved or straight.
  3. Also called: Imitation. Any diamond like material, either natural or artificial, which is marketed as look-alike for a natural diamond. i.e. Glass, zirconium (Cubic Zirconia - CZ), YAG, GGG, moissanite etc.
  4. A diamond with a large table and a thin crown height.
  5. Surface indication of structural irregularity. May resemble faint facet junction lines, or cause a grooved or wavy surface, often cross facet junctions.