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brilliant cut facets click to hear : brilliant cut facets

The most common cut for a diamond is the brilliant cut; it consists of 58 facets spread over two faces, which are separated by a girdle.
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See brilliant cut facets in : french | spanish
side face pavilion crown culet girdle table top face upper girdle facet (16) bezel facet (8) table star facet (8) bottom face lower girdle facet (16) culet pavilion facet (8)

side face click to hear : side face

pavilion click to hear : pavilion

The 24 facets situated between the girdle and the culet.

crown click to hear : crown

The 32 facets situated between the girdle and the table.

culet click to hear : culet

Facet that is the point of the pavilion.

girdle click to hear : girdle

Polished or unpolished edge that separates the crown from the pavilion.

table click to hear : table

Upper horizontal facet of the diamond that has the shape of an octagon.

top face click to hear : top face

upper girdle facet (16) click to hear : upper girdle facet (16)

Triangular facet cut on the crown face; the base touches the girdle.

bezel facet (8) click to hear : bezel facet (8)

Facet cut on the crown face; the tip touches the table, the point and the girdle.

table click to hear : table

Upper horizontal facet of the diamond that has the shape of an octagon.

star facet (8) click to hear : star facet (8)

Triangular facet cut on the crown face; the table is its base.

bottom face click to hear : bottom face

lower girdle facet (16) click to hear : lower girdle facet (16)

Pointed facet cut on the pavilion side; the girdle is its base.

culet click to hear : culet

Facet that is the point of the pavilion.

pavilion facet (8) click to hear : pavilion facet (8)

Facet cut on the pavilion side; one point touches the culet and the other the girdle.