Glossary of Faceting Terms and Definitions


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The world of gem cutting has a bewildering vocabulary all its own. Student gemologists and cutters as well as aficionados of jewelry design can benefit from our glossary of faceting terms. “InterGem Jewelry Show Shopping” by International Gem and Jewelry Show is licensed under CC By-SA 2.0
The world of gem cutting has a bewildering vocabulary all its own. Student gemologists and cutters as well as aficionados of jewelry design can benefit from our glossary of faceting terms. “InterGem Jewelry Show Shopping” by International Gem and Jewelry Show is licensed under CC By-SA 2.0

This compilation of faceting terms and definitions has been generously provided by International Gem Society (IGS) member Tom Mitchell.  He is the author of Faceting 1, Learn The Fine Art of Gem Faceting, it’s Easy.

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