What Does FACETED Mean | Jill Maurer


This is Jill Maurer with Your Jewelry Minute,
and today I’m answering the question, “What does faceted mean?’. A stone is said to be faceted if it is cut
with many sides. And a single side is called a facet. And we facet stones to let a lot of light
in and to create … to enhance its color and create fire and brilliance. And generally speaking the idea is to let
light in all around the stone and then send it back up to the eye. That would be something that is well faceted. Because this is the goal, it’s usually transparent
stones that are faceted. Occasionally you’ll see an opaque stone faceted
um just as a kind of a style. You will see that, but generally it is transparent
gems that you’ll see that are faceted. Things like diamonds, emeralds, sapphires
um any kind of clear stone. There are many many styles of faceting including
brilliant faceting, step faceting, and hybrids. There are new styles of cuts being created
all the time, and some people create their own cuts and are known for them. This has been Your Jewelry Minute. If you have a jewelry question for me just
ask me in the comments below. Until next time!

12 Replies to “What Does FACETED Mean | Jill Maurer”

  1. Do they facet glass as well ? I have a beautiful cocktail ring. I was told the setting was real gold but the blue stone was glass

  2. And again I learn something. I thought "faceted" had more to do with the setting and the little prongs that hold the stone in place.

  3. For diamond more facets will look more sparkly and look more brighter, right? Awesome jewelry minute ā¤ļø

  4. Always so informational ,my favorite as you know Iā€™m sure I said it before , I love a brilliant cut stone over a blended faceted stone any day of the week ,the fire and brilliance of a brilliant cut to me is unlike any other ! Thanks for sharing Jill

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