Post # 1
we picked up our engagement ring last month and I’ve only just noticed what I thought was a brown dot in the centre but ive heard it may be a cutlet”
I’m just hoping to hear from anyone finding your ring has certain inclusion and learning to still love it
i really do love my ring I just wish the jeweler explained it to me
Post # 2
Your diamond definitely has an open culet, its not an inclusion. is your diamond an oec or transitional cut? Based on your pics it looks like an old cut which culets are very very common in.
Post # 3
The culet is the pointed part of the diamond underneath, not an inclusion. If it’s perfectly pointed, you shouldn’t see a dot, but if like bellabee16 :
said, it’s “open”, then you will see it
Post # 4
You get cutlets fromthe butcher.
Post # 5
Your ring is stunning! I love old cut stones, and yours is gorgeous.
Post # 6
A culet is not an inclusion, it’s the way the diamond is cut. When there is no culet, you won’t see the dot in the center of the diamond as it come to a sharp point. Your is just cut with a culet.
Post # 7
lol I’m waaaay less spec-savvy than your average Bee, my own ring could have a cutlet in it for all I know But my first response when seeing your ring is ‘gorgeous’ – & the first pic with the other rings, love how they go together, so I would totally wear/ love these rings!
Post # 8
It’s not an inclusion. The culet is the bottom tip of the diamond. 🙂
Post # 9
As others have said, it’s a cutlet and a feature of some antique cuts. Enjoy your lovely ring!
Post # 10
Your ring is gorgeous, it is definitely not a carbon deposit.
Post # 11
It is not an inclusion.
All diamonds have a culet (except maybe rose), but most modern cuts are pointed so there is no “dot”. The open culet as you have just means the point has been cut off – think like a pastry bag. Pointed = no dot, cut off = small/medium/large dot. It is a distinguishing factor in an old cut, very charming IMO!
Post # 12
It’s hard to get a photo where you can see it as well as in real life, but my old cut stone has a very visible culet. I don’t view it as a flaw at all – it’s just part of how stones used to be cut.
Post # 13
Your stone looks to be an Old European Cut (OEC) or a Transitional cut (after OEC’s, before Modern Round Brilliants), and small-large culets is a feature of those stones. It’s completely normal.
The link below shows a moissanite cut to an OEC pattern – see the open culet?
Post # 14
- Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL
I think the culet is a major part of the charm in OECs!! Have you heard of the kozibe effect that culets create? You should google it, it’s super rad.