Test Your Vocabulary

January 1999

For Your Staff:Product Education

Test Your Vocabulary

Put on your thinking cap! Here's a quiz to put everyone into the learning mode. Match the term on the left (compiled from GIA's "Diamond Essentials" course) with its definition on the right. To see if you make the grade, check the answer key at the bottom. If you have difficulty, you may want to take this course. Good luck!
1. Grainer
2. Magic Sizes
3. Moe Gauge
4. Leveridge Gauge
5. Taylor-Burton
6. Yellow
7. Tone
8. Hue
9. Trace Elements
10. Blue
11. Saturation
12. Culet
13. Synthetic
14. Simulant
15. Full Cut
16. Proprietary Cut
17. Cleavage
18. Bearding
19. Fracture
20. Extra Facet
21. Make
22. Symmetry
23. Durability
24. Hardness
25. Stability
26. Toughness
27. Victorian
28. Edwardian
29. Art Nouveau
30. Art Deco
A. Removes minor inclusions or blemishes
B. Man-made, lab-grown
C. Fluid look, asymmetrical ornamentation, vigorous curves
D. Diamond color caused by atoms other than carbon
E. Only "looks" like a natural gem
F. Weights at which prices increase
G. Most common fluorescent color in gem-quality diamonds
H. Resistant to breaking, chipping or cracking
I. Break parallel to the weakest direction in the structure
J. Balance between corresponding parts of a diamond
K. Intense color, bold combinations, well-defined symmetry
L. Sometimes trademarked or copyrighted
M. Estimates the weight of loose diamonds
N. Relative lightness or darkness of a color
O. A quarter of a metric carat
P. When electroplating and imitation gems influenced design
Q. Impression of a color
R. Hardness, toughness, stability
S. Lacey look created with platinum, diamonds and pearls
T. Nitrogen causes this natural diamond color
U Resistant to scratching
V. Strength, purity or intensity of hue
W. A break in any direction
X. Resistant to chemicals and temperature changes
Y. Flat facet at the bottom of the pavilion
Z. Diamond with a rough weight of 240.80 carats
AA. Tiny feathers on the girdle
BB. Relative qualities of a diamond's proportions and finish
CC. Having 57 or 58 facets
DD. Used to measure mounted gems
Answer Key: 1-O, 2-F, 3-M, 4-DD, 5-Z, 6-T, 7-N, 8-Q, 9-D, 10-G, 11-V, 12-Y, 13-B, 14-E, 15-CC, 16-L, 17-I, 18-AA, 19-W, 20-A, 21-BB, 22-J, 23-R, 24-U, 25-X, 26-H, 27-P, 28-S, 29-C, 30-K.
Source: Gemological Institute of America

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