How to Buy a Diamond part 4 – Girdle Thickness

When buying a diamond engagement ring you should always cast a quick eye over the girdle thickness. The edge of the diamond will either be “Bruted” or “Faceted”. Extremely thick girdles add weight to a diamond without adding beauty whereas an extremely thin girdle can leave a diamond open to chipping. Somewhere in between is the optimum. At CM Weldon we check all our diamonds carefully to make sure that they are properly proportioned

Faceted Girdle 

Faceted Girdle

 

Bruted Girdle – The diamond is left in its natural state and lightly polished

Medium Bruted

 

Extremely Thick Girdle 

Medium to Thick

Medium to Thick Girdle 

Medium

Extremely thin Girdle 

Thin Girdle