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belle

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In conjuction with the diamond glossary found here: http://diamonds.pricescope.com/glossary.asp

I have compiled a list from the threads about abbreviations that are commonly used on the forums.

The list consists of both diamond and non diamond related terms that are most frequently used on the boards. If there is something that you feel should be added to the list, please contact admin (or use
button) and the appropriate additions will be posted.
Many thanks to everyone who posted in the previous threads. Your contributions are what made this list possible!








ACA = A Cut Above (H&A brand at WF)

AFAIK = As far as I Know

AGS = American Gem Society

ASET = Angular Spectral Evalulation Tool (from AGS)

AVC = August Vintage Cushion ( GOG Cushion Brand )

BF = Boyfriend

Bff = best friend forever

BM = Brick & Mortar (traditional jewelry store)

BM = Bridesmaid

BS = Brilliancescope

BTW = by the way

CA = crown angle

DC = DiamCalc software

DD =Dear daughter

DF = Dear Fiance

DH = Dear husband

DQD = Diamond Quality Document (the AGS report with cut grade information on it)

DQR = Diamond Quality Report (It's what AGS calls their standard grading report instead of 'certificate')

DSS = diamond shrinkage syndrome

EC = emerald cut

ERD = Engagement Rings Direct (vendor)

Ering = engagment ring

ETA = Edited to Add

FCD = Fancy Colored Diamonds

FI = fiance

FIL = Father in Law

FMIL= Future mother in law

FWIW = For what it's worth

GIA = Gemological Institute of America

GOG = Good Old Gold (vendor)

H&A = Hearts and Arrows

HCA = Holloway Cut Adviser

HOF = Hearts on Fire (H&A brand sold at B&M stores)

HTH =Hope this helps

IIRC = If I Recall Correctly

IRL = in real life

IS = Idealscope

JA = James Allen (vendor)

JMHO = Just my humble opinion

KWIM = Know what I mean

LM = Leon Mege

MIL= Mother in Law

MOH = Maid of Honor

OEC = Old European Cut

OMC = Old Miner Cut

OTOH = On The Other Hand

PA = pavillion angle

PITA = Pain in the *BEEP*

ps = pricescope

RB = Round Brilliant

RHR = right hand ring

RSG = ready, set, go (jewelry line from Whitflash)

SA = Sales Associate

Sarin = A report of stone proportions produced by a non-contact measuring device (the market leader in this equipment is a company called Sarin Technology

SIL= Sister in Law

SO = significant other

SP= Signed Pieces (vendor)

STD= Save the Date (wedding)

TIA= Thanks in advance

TLA = Three Letter Acronym

TMI = Too much information

WF = Whiteflash (vendor)

WG = white gold

wring / wband = wedding ring / wedding band

WRT = With Regards To

YG = yellow gold

YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary




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Lorelei

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Great list Miss Belle! We needed a list such as this, as it seems newbies are often asking about our abbreviations, so this will be useful to post for them.
 

Kaleigh

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Nicely done belle, thanks!!!
 

hlmr

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oops, one more acronym -

belle - best ever (for) language, learning (and diamond) education
 

belle

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thanks guys!

it was everyone''s effort though, i just put it all together in one place and andrey made it look nice by adding the cool ''msg admin'' button.


h- that was very cute!
 

Lorelei

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Another I was asked the other day - PSER - Pricescoper
 

monarch64

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Belle--this is so helpful to newbies and everyone else...I just noticed this sticky! Thanks!
 

maccers

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DWT = pennyweight

Someone helpfully pointed out that, when looking at Stuller pieces, multiple the DWT (pennyweight) by 100 for an approximation of price. Super helpful seeing as Stuller doesn't post prices to the general public.
 

Dakota

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This is definitely something to save for reference, thank you. There are times when I'll see an abbreviation and have no clue what I'm reading.
 

Polabowla

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Ohh thanks I wondered about so many of these! Btw, what are 'points' - the seem to differ from carats?
 

stracci2000

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Ohh thanks I wondered about so many of these! Btw, what are 'points' - the seem to differ from carats?
There are 100 points in a carat.
So a 1/2 carat diamond is 50 points or .50
1/4 carat is 25 points or .25
Smaller stones are .10, .05, etc. and some teeny accent stones are just one point.
 

dk168

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I would like to add "cttw" to the list please, as in carat (ct) total weight (tw).

DK :))
 
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