Thousands of couples around the world have trusted us with their most important moments. With the largest selection of diamonds and meticulously designed, handcrafted rings, were here to help you find your way to the perfect ring.


For most people, buying a diamond is a new experience, but that doesn't mean it should be overwhelming. Understanding a diamond's quality characteristics is straightforward and simple.

Our diamond education is designed to answer all your questions. In just a few minutes you'll know everything you need to know to find your perfect diamond.


Our jewellery is crafted with only the finest materials, ensuring you a lifetime of value. Learn more about the variety of metals we offer to find the one that is right for you.


it is our mission to take the mystery out of your purchase by offering only the finest quality fine jewellery available, along with expert guidance and education. Our jewellery is crafted with superior materials and inspected against exceptional quality standards.


Use this guide to find the pearl that is right for you by educating yourself on the quality and value of the cultured pearls that we offer.


Gemstones and rare minerals can evoke strong emotions and spur intrigue. While most loose gemstones and minerals are purchased for ornamental jewellery purposes, others are possessed for their fascinating attributes. Natural gemstones and minerals add sparkle to our lives and invigorate our soul with the earth's natural beauty.


Chapter 6 -

The culet (pronounced cue-let) can be found at the bottom of a diamond's pavilion. It is either a point or a tiny facet that lies parallel with the table (i.e. the top of the diamond). The facet can be polished or left unpolished.

The culet is the point at the bottom of the diamond. Sometimes this point has a small facet on it which can detract from the diamond's sparkle. Fonder Diamond carries only diamonds that have a culet that is graded None, Very Small, Small, and Medium for maximum sparkle.

Some diamonds do not have culets; a round diamond without one has 57 facets, while a culet brings the facet total to 58. Fancy diamond shapes sometimes have a keel line that is proportional with the width of the diamond. This is most common in step-cut shapes such as the emerald and asscher. It is where the different facets of the pavilion meet, and it is ideally positioned at the center for correct proportions and symmetry.

Culets tend to be the most delicate part of a diamond, and can be prone to chipping if not handled carefully. When set in a piece of jewelry, the culet will be protected by its metal setting. If the diamond has been shaped with a faceted culet, it is less likely to be damaged while the rest of the stone is being cut, polished and finished.

The GIA grades culets both by size and quality, while the AGS focuses on size only. Sizes range from None to Extremely/Very Large. You can see magnified examples from real diamonds below. If a culet is larger than average, it may affect the overall appearance of the diamond.

When looking down through the table at the diamond  as when set in an engagement ring  the culet may be visible. These large culets may allow light to escape from the bottom of the diamond rather than reflecting it back to the observer's eyes, resulting in a noticeable dark circle. This is not currently a desirable quality in diamonds, although in earlier times, Old Mine and European cut stones were intentionally shaped with larger culets.

Diamonds with small culets or none at all are more likely to exhibit the most brilliance, although keep in mind that culet grading is distinct from the overall cut quality. A poorly cut diamond with no culet is still unlikely to reflect the desirable sparkle that so many customers are looking for.