What is the table of a diamond?
The table of a diamond refers to the flat, topmost facet of a diamond that is located in the center of the crown or upper part of the diamond. It is the largest facet of the diamond and plays a significant role in determining the diamond's overall appearance and quality.
The table facet is responsible for reflecting light back to the viewer's eye, making it a crucial component in creating the diamond's sparkle and brilliance. The size and quality of the table facet are important factors to consider when evaluating a diamond's cut.
The table percentage, which is the ratio of the table's width to the width of the diamond's entire top, is used to determine the diamond's cut grade. Ideally, a well-cut diamond should have a table percentage that is neither too large nor too small.