Have you heard the terms table, crown, or girdle when speaking or chatting with jewelers? Well to make things more clear we went ahead and made this short and sweet blog post defining those terms! Your welcome :-)
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A flat plane on the surface of a gem created by cutting and polishing. In a traditional round brilliant cut there are 58 facets!
The very top facet of a diamond is known as it’s table. It is the largest facet on the gem which allows us to see through it down into the gem or diamond below.
The upper facets from the girdle to the table make up the crown.
The girdle is widest part of the gem, where the crown on top meets the pavilion below.
The lower facets which compose the underbelly of a gem are known as the pavilion.
The very tip of a gem is called the culet. This tip can come to a point, or be finished off with a single facet like Old European Cut Gems and Diamonds!