Facet

Facet

Facet Definition A facet is a flat, planar surface ground onto a gemstone or diamond. Facets can be produced in many shapes and sizes and are generally arranged in groups depending on the shape and cutting style of the gem material. Facets can be broken down...
French Cut

French Cut

French Cut Art Deco French-Cut Diamond Straightline Bracelet. The term “French Cut” does not refer to the country of origin, rather It refers to their shape and design. They are recognized by the typical “cross” the crown facets depict. French...
Girdle

Girdle

Crown, Girdle, Pavilion Girdle 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....
Glyptography

Glyptography

Cross Inscribed on Steatite c. 2300-1950 BC. © Trustees of the British Museum. Glyptography Glyptography comes from the Greek word glyptos which means to carve. In jewelry, glyptography is the art of gemstone carving and applies to both intaglios and cameos. Begun in...