Girdle

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The band on a faceted stone, around the widest circumference, which creates the separation of the crown and pavilion of the gem. Gemstone settings are designed so that they grip the stone at or around the girdle edge. The girdle can be left in its original bruted condition - having a matte finish - or it can be polished or faceted.
Lang Antiques
Lang Antiques