Orange Diamond

The ultimate colour for the collector, Orange is extremely rare in diamond. To be certified fancy orange colour, there cannot be any brown in the stone.

Polish Lines

Lines left on the surface of the diamond which are visible under magnification, normally removed during the final diamond polishing process. Polish lines can affect the polish grade of the diamond.

Seal

Plastic covering that provides a safeguard against loose diamonds being lost or damaged. Laboratory sealing has a number of security features including electrostatic security bars, pressure-sensitive transparent adhesive and cryptoprint text which only becomes visible after opening the seal.

Diameter

Diameter is a reference measurement against which most of the proportions on a diamond are calculated. On a round brilliant cut diamond, this is the length in millimeters of a straight line going through the center of a diamond. Click here to learn which standard diameter measurements correspond to specific well-proportioned carat weights. On a fancy shaped diamond, this is the average measurement in millimeters of the length and width.

Inclusions

Internal imperfections of a diamond affecting the clarity grade. Diamonds grow deep in the earth under extreme pressure and temperature; under these conditions, it is rare to find a diamond that is internally flawless.

Yellow Diamond

A coloured diamond with a natural yellow body colour. Yellow must be the predominant colour, but it may be modified by shades of green, orange, or brown. The colour in natural yellow diamonds is created by the presence of nitrogen as an impurity when the diamond is growing. Natural yellow diamonds are common; canary diamonds are however more rare.

Wavy Girdle

Girdle that is uneven in thickness and/or does not follow a straight plane around a diamond. A wavy girdle affects the symmetry grade of a diamond.