Cut is an overall description of the light reflecting properties of a diamond.
Clarity describes the degree to which blemishes or inclusions are present or absent in a diamond.
Color describes the degree to which a yellow hue is present or absent in a diamond.
Carat is the unit of measurement used to describe diamond weight.
Shape describes a diamond's form when viewed from above.
Depth is the measurement of diamond from its table to its culet. The depth percentage compares the
diamond's depth to its diameter. The ideal depth percentage depends on the chosen shape.
A diamond's table is the large, flat facet on the top. The table percentage compares the width of the
table to the width of the girdle. The ideal table percentage depends on the chosen shape.
Polish describes the smoothness of a diamond's facets. A high-quality polish will leave little to no scratches and marks for maximum brilliance.
Symmetry describes the degree to which a diamond's facets are properly aligned. A symmetrical diamond emits high levels of fire and brilliance.
Diamonds may display varying amounts of fluorescence, which causes them to emit a soft, bluish glow when exposed to UV light.