The Anatomy of a Modern Round Brilliant-Cut Diamond

Anatomy of a polished diamond - round brilliant cut

Diamond Anatomy

Most polished diamonds have specific names for key parts of their structure. For this reason, we created a simple diagram showing the various parts of a diamond. We describe the various facets and their positions on a typical round brilliant-cut diamond.

For more information and a more detailed explanation, visit the diamond diagram appearing in our diamond education section fo the website. Here we describe each part of the diamond as it appears here.

Mark Johnson

About Mark Johnson

Mark attended Liverpool University and went on to pursue a career in the diamond industry. After more than a decade working in polished diamonds, Mark moved to the Isle of Wight where he launched Serendipity Diamonds. He works most days from their busy Ryde showroom, photographing jewellery and writing for the Serendipity Diamonds website. Anyone interested can connect with Mark on Linkedin via the profile link.

Mark Johnson

About Mark Johnson

Mark attended Liverpool University and went on to pursue a career in the diamond industry. After more than a decade working in polished diamonds, Mark moved to the Isle of Wight where he launched Serendipity Diamonds. He works most days from their busy Ryde showroom, photographing jewellery and writing for the Serendipity Diamonds website. Anyone interested can connect with Mark on Linkedin via the profile link.