DIAMOND TERMS GLOSSARY

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  • HardnessIn gemology it represents a measurement (on the Mohs Scale) of a gemstones durability. Diamonds are rated as 10 which is the highest level of hardness
  • Heart CutA brilliant cut diamond made to resemble the standard heart shape
  • HPHTHigh pressure heat treatment of a diamond to alter its natural characteristics
  • HRDBelgian based Gemological lab which issues diamond grading reports
  • HueBasic color of a gem (whether it be a gemstone or fancy colored diamond). Colored diamonds occasionally receive more than one color identification. For example, a diamond might be a fancy yellowish, brown. The latter color is the most dominant hue and will have a larger effect on its value