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- v. Present participle of facet.
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The color may also be deepened by giving to the stone a rounded contour, both above and below the girdle, and facetting it in steps instead of in the brilliant form.
I could cut the star all flat and on the same level, but I have found that facetting it in this manner makes it look a bit more regal and impressive.
If the diamond facetting refocuses more light exiting from these areas, it will appear whiter to the eye.
The Gabrielle facetting pattern allows more light return to the eyes face-up, and anecdotally, it makes the Gabrielle look up to 2 grades whiter than the certificate states.
Similarly, the facetting pattern masks inclusions sufficiently that, anecdotally, lay-persons are unable to see certain inclusions (even down to SI2 or EVEN P1) even with a 10x loupe.
_slitting_ or _cleaving_, the _rubbing down_ to shape, the _smoothing out_ of all scratches and the _facetting_ and _polishing_ are done somewhat similarly by all lapidaries.