Culet Size

The small area at the bottom of a diamond's pavilion is known as the culet. The culet can be a point or a very small facet sitting parallel to the table. Culet SizeAny diamond culet size of Medium or smaller will be invisible to the naked eye, and have no negative impact on a diamond's appearance. However, if a culet is Slightly Large or larger, it may allow light entering from the crown to pass straight through the culet facet, reducing the diamond's brilliance. This may also make the culet appear as an inclusion, or create a dead area on the diamond where the light is escaping through the bottom.