# What is the depth of a diamond?

Asked By: Carmo Lux | Last Updated: 13th February, 2020

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**Diamond depth**is a crucial factor of a

**diamond's**cut. The

**depth**of

**diamond**is its height (in millimeters) measured from the culet (bottom tip) to the table (flat, top surface). On a grading report, there are normally two measurements of

**diamond depth**.

Likewise, what is a good depth for a diamond?

Round Diamond - Cut Guide

EXCELLENT | VERY GOOD | |
---|---|---|

Table % | 53 - 58 | 52 - 53 or 58 - 60 |

Depth % | 59 - 62.3 | 58 - 58.9 or 62.4 - 63.5 |

Crown Angle | 34 - 34.9 | 32.1 - 33.9 or 35 - 35.9 |

Pavilion Depth | 42.8 - 43.2 | 42 - 42.7 or 43.3 - 43.9 |

Subsequently, question is, what is the table of a diamond? The **diamond's table** is the flat surface on the very top of the stone that resembles an actual **table** top. As the largest facet of a **diamond**, the **table** reflects and refracts light, making the **diamond** more brilliant. However, a larger **table** does not always mean a more brilliant stone.

Simply so, how important is the depth of a diamond?

**Depth** is **important** because it is one factor that contributes to the **diamond's** overall cut grade. **Diamonds** with a lower **depth** percentage carry most of their weight on the top, which means the **diamond** will appear larger when you look down at it.

What is the ideal table percentage in a diamond?

60 percent