Post # 1
My boyfriend and I bought a diamond to put into a setting… but now we notice a “hole” in the bottom of the diamond. We can see the hole both with the naked eye and with a digital camera. We have noticed this on some other pictures that people have posted on here, but haven’t been able to find out what it is. Any help would be great, thanks!
Post # 3
I have no idea what it is, but I love your ring!
Post # 4
Is your diamond GIA certified? If so, look on your certificate and see if it is listed as having a “cutlet.”
Post # 5
@Mrs. Fireworks: yeah, a medium, large, slightly large, or extra large culet usually identify a vintage cut diamond. cut by hand without modern tools, vintage/old mine or old european rounds have a big circle platform in the middle instead of a pinpoint culet that is small or none.
Post # 6
It can also be head obstruction, which means the top facets of the diamond aren’t cut precisely and they are blocking light from entering and reflecting correctly. What is the cut grade?
Post # 7
Is it like the circle in the middle of the diamond shown below? If so, I think it’s just a function of how round diamonds reflect light…
Post # 8
It sounds like what you’re describing is the cutlet:
I have an old mine cut diamond and my cutlet looks like a “hole.”
Post # 9
@CanberraGal: It is not exactly like yours, it is more off-centered than that. Do you think the black stuff around the “hole” is carbon or are those just facets?
Also, I thought a cutlet was if you looked straight down into a diamond, you would see a hole down the center. This isn’t exactly like that… but I’m not a diamond expert of course! lol It is not GIA certified, so I don’t know any inclusions.
Post # 10
@labradorlover: The black areas are just facets, which aren’t reflecting light back into the camera in that image. I think the ‘hole’ you’re seeing is more likely to just be a feature of the cut of the diamond, rather than an inclusion or culet.
A culet is where the bottom point of the diamond is flat, and is mostly found in old cuts of diamond, I think in the image you’ve got I can see the point. An inclusion is much more likely to be a speck or line, rather than a big dark circle.
Post # 11
@labradorlover: Could it be table reflection? Do a search on Pricescope and see if that explains it.
Post # 12
it looks like its just the cut and how the light travels in the stone, if it looks off center then its because the cut is a bit off, you should have a cut name, grade, and proprtions in your certificate
i wouldn’t worry it looks great
inclusions would look very differently, as spots and lines and clouds