WHAT DOES CULET MEAN IN DIAMONDS?
When shopping for a diamond, you might come across the term “culet.” But what is a diamond culet? Let’s dive in and find out!
WHAT IS A DIAMOND CULET?
IS A DIAMOND CULET GOOD OR BAD?
The following are the typical rankings to describe a diamond culet:
- None (Pointed), Very Small, Small: Ideal: You should exercise caution when setting this stone.
- Medium: Very Good; chip-resistant, but not visually ideal.
- Slightly Large, Large: Could impact the diamond's look.
- Very Large: Usually distorts the diamond's look.
- Extremely Large: Highly noticeable and will change the diamond's appearance
So, there you have it. The diamond culet is a tiny point at the pavilion's base where the facets of the pavilion come together. A diamond without a culet is ideal; however, if your diamond has a small or medium-sized one, then it won't significantly impact the stone's appearance. So keep an eye out for culets when you go diamond shopping! Good luck, and happy hunting!