cross fac·et | ˈkrȯs fa-sət
Small triangular facets, above and below the girdle of a brilliant cut stone
A facet is a polished plane-geometrical surface of a cut diamond or a myriad of other gemstones. Facets may come in many shapes, making them unique and accomadoble for any wearer. Arguably, one of the most famous facet arrangements is the round brilliant cut that is used for the diamond. In the 1700’s, the birth of the facet took place. Facets are designed by using a specific machine, holding diamonds and various other stones for polishing or grinding processes. A brilliant facet contains 58 facets, while an “extra facet” is a false facet without symmetry. However, neither of these are to be confused with the faceted girdle, which some cutters polish into 32 facets for a round diamond.There are various facet cuts available, including rose cut, briolette cut, ceylon cut, barion cut, modified cuts, and proguesse cut - to name a few.