What is the side of a cut gem called?
Herein, what is the surface of a cut gemstone called?
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One may also ask, how is a gem cut? All gems are cut and polished by progressive abrasion using finer and finer grits of harder substances. Diamond, the hardest naturally occurring substance, has a Mohs hardness of 10 and is used as an abrasive to cut and polish a wide variety of materials, including diamond itself.
Correspondingly, what are the different cuts of gemstones?
Gemstone cuts differ in the amount and size of facets carved into the gem's surface within each category of shapes.
- Asscher. Alternatively called "Square Emerald cut", it is a hybrid of a princess and an emerald cut.
- (Antique) Cushion.
What is the faceted side of a gem?
Facet, flat, polished surface on a cut gemstone, usually with three or four sides. The widest part of a faceted stone is the girdle; the girdle lies on a plane that separates the crown, the stone's upper portion, from the pavilion, the stone's base.