What's the fuss about faceting?

Posted on the 10th November 2016

What's the fuss about faceting?
'Faceting' is the term used for making accurate cuts at specific angles on a gemstone which reflects light throughout the stones to show the brilliance of the stone. Facets alter the light reflections as you move the stone around which gives stones their 'sparkle'.
Most gemstones can be faceted but this is only suitable for stones of a certain hardness as the facets would otherwise wear very quickly. 
Faceting comes in many different cuts. The most popular cuts are brilliant, emerald, princess and fancy cuts. 
Fancy cuts are numerous and can be very specific. Our master craftsmen in our on-site lapidary can create some of the  more difficult cuts such as heart shapes, trillion, kite, Portuguese and checkerboard.