Facet Fac"et, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Faceted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Faceting}.] To cut facets or small faces upon; as, to facet a diamond. [1913 Webster]

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  • faceting — fac·et || fæsɪt n. one of the cut and polished surfaces of a gemstone; aspect, side (i.e. of a situation) v. cut and polish the surface of a gemstone, cut facets on a gemstone …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • Facet — Facets are flat faces on geometric shapes. The organization of naturally occurring facets was key to early developments in crystallography, since they reflect the underlying symmetry of the crystal structure. Gemstones commonly have facets cut… …   Wikipedia

  • diamond cutting — Branch of lapidary art involving the five basic steps in fashioning a diamond: marking, cleaving, sawing, girdling, and faceting. The most popular style is the brilliant cut, a round stone with 58 facets; a round diamond with only 18 facets is… …   Universalium

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  • Facetting — In geometry, facetting (also spelled faceting ) is the process of removing parts of a polygon, polyhedron or polytope, without creating any new vertices.Facetting is the reciprocal or dual process to stellation. For every stellation of some… …   Wikipedia

  • Bruce Harding — is a gemstone cutter and mechanical design engineer and mathematician. He received the Lapidary Award of the Eastern Federation of the Minerological and Lapidary Society in 1975. That same year, in an an article on “Faceting Limits” in Gems and… …   Wikipedia

  • Lapidary — A lapidary (the word means concerned with stones ) is an artisan who practices the craft of working, forming and finishing stone, mineral, gemstones, and other suitably durable materials (amber, shell, jet, pearl, copal, coral, horn and bone,… …   Wikipedia

  • Diamond cutting — Part of a series on Diamonds Material Material properties Crystallographic defects Formatio …   Wikipedia

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