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Anatomy of a Diamond

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Anatomy of a Diamond

As I have mentioned in my earlier post on Learning The Fundamentals, it is important to know some basic terms, whether you are a starting novice wanting to learn more about diamonds or you are interested to get into the trade.  Perhaps you are contemplating to buy an engagement ring for your loved one and you are not sure whether the seller is selling what he/she represents to you, short of asking him/her to place his/her hand on a Holy Book and swore that he/she is made of the truth.

Profile of a Diamond

Nowadays there is not dearth of information that is available to us, but more of an information deluge from various medias that one has to filter out the chaff with the wheat. Cut out the white noise so to speak.  So I condense some material to give readers a simpler guide.  This post can serve as a reference material for you, whether you are the uninitiated or the initiated wanting to get more.

Diamond Proportions
Proportions of a Diamond
Perspective of a Diamond
Table Percentage of a Diamond

Trawling the internet, I pluck out some of the easiest graphics for the readers to understand the various terms of the anatomy of a diamond.  References and credit mention are made below this post, so that if you want more then you go deeper.

Principal Parts of a Diamond

Note: Some descriptions are a repeat to reinforce the learning experience.

rokstok.com, nitacreations.com, http://the-perfect-diamond.info, /www.mividazul.com, /www.dvdiamonds.com, /www.rocksmarts.com, diamondradiance.com, www.sydneyrosen.com, www.firenzejewels.com, admin.moguling.com, http://www.sanghavidiamonds.com, http://www.langantiques.com, http://www.furthers.com, http://smith-jewelers.com,

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I am a Graduate Gemologist trained at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) in New York City, USA. I hold an MBA degree from Cranfield University, United Kingdom, and a Bachelor degree in Mathematics. My earlier profession was a banker until I found jade in Myanmar (Burma) in the early 90s. I have traveled to the fabled Hpakan Jade mines, and Mogok, the world’s famous rubies and sapphires mines in upper Burma, with my second son. Three of my children are also Graduate Gemologist, GIA, NYC and they deal in diamonds, gemstones and jade. 我是在美国纽约市的美国宝石学院(GIA)接受过培训的宝石研究学家。 我拥有英国克兰菲尔德大学的工商管理硕士学位和数学学士学位。我以前的职业是银行家,直到90年代初我在缅甸接触到玉石。我曾经和我的次子一起去过缅甸上流传说中的哈帕翡翠矿山和莫谷矿山, 莫谷矿山是世界上著名的红宝石和蓝宝石矿山。我的三个孩子都是纽约市GIA毕业的宝石研究学家, 他们专门处理钻石,宝石和玉石.

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