diamond appraisal

Macles - a diamond chrystal (x+1) that has had its growth direction turned 180 degrees along a Octahedron.

 

*Macle - FLAT TRIANGULAR ROUGH made into fancy shape.

 

Diamond colors impurites and elements

  • Nitrogen - yellow
  • Boron - Blue
  • x+1 planes (inside of diamond.)

     

    .Cubic plane
    .Octahedral plane
    .dodecadedral plane
     
    ROUGH CRYSTALS

     

    A. Cubic Plane - 3 planes

    <6> faces or facets

     

    1. Best Sawing Direction

    2. Second easiest polishing directions.

     

    B. Octahedral planes - 4 planes.

    <8> faces or facets

     

    1. ONLY CLEAVING PLANES.

    2. Impossible to saw or polish.

     

    C. Dodecahedral planes. - 6 planes.

    <12> faces or facets

     

    1. Softest planes

    2. Easiest sawing direction

    <USUALLY CAUSES UNNECESSARY WEIGHT LOSS> *WHAT TO GET OUT OF ROUGH DIAMOND*