Understanding Diamond Table and Depth
When a gemologist determines the value of a diamond, he or she considers a number of different factors. How large is the diamond? Was the stone cut well? Is it colorless or does it have a slight hue of color? Are there any visible inclusions in the diamond?
These factors are known as the 4C's (carat, cut, color, and clarity). Understanding these elements will be helpful as you shop for a diamond, as you’ll be able to discern the excellent stones from the average ones and get more for your money.
Let’s take a closer look at two factors affecting the cut, a diamond’s table and depth. They both helps to define the physical shape of a diamond and contribute to its sparkle, creating that dazzling look we’ve all come to love. When these two features are proportioned just right, a diamond of any size will look spectacular.