Faceted Gemstone Terms
by Dale Armstrong
Question:

Dale, I have your prong ring DVD. Your procedure for measuring the depth of the culet was shown on the DVD. You came up with 5mm and added 10mm. I have viewed the video over and over, and I am lost on getting 5mm. The gem has a slope just below the girdle then onto the pavilion. Are you looking through the ruler to see the culet? Please let me know as I want to get proficient at wirewrap rings.

-Junius in Houston, Texas
Instructions
Answer:

Junius, to make this as easy as possible, let's visualize. When measuring the depth of the culet, if the stone were to sit on its point on a workbench, you measure from the workbench straight up through the air, to the bottom edge of the girdle. The length of the pavilion is not the same as the depth; it is longer. Hope this helps!
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