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Extra facets

Fig323 Extra facets can occur anywhere ona stoneExtra facets occur as additions to the normal number of facets on a brilliant.
They can occur anywhere on a stone but are usually found in the vicinity of the girdle (Fig 323). They originate from the cutting away or subsequent cutting away of small external feature. In contrast to naturals, the surfaces of extra facets are just as flat and well polished as all the other facets; they are bounded by straight edges while those of naturals remain irregular as in nature.

Fig319 very small extra facets on a pavilion girdle Fig320 very small extra facets on a pavilion main facet
Fig 319 very small extra facets on a pavilion girdle Fig 320 very small extra facets on a pavilion main facet
Fig321 larger extra facet on a pavilion main facet Fig322 very small extra facet on a table facet (11 o'clock)
Fig 321 larger extra facet on a pavilion main facet Fig 322 very small extra facet on a table facet (11 o'clock)
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