Glossary of Jewellery Terms, Part 2, F~Z

Continuing our Glossary of Jewellery Terms from Facet to Vintage, we bring you a quick easy reference guide to commonly used jewellery (or jewelry!) expressions. The first part of our glossary, A to E, can be found here.

Hint: Words in red are defined elsewhere in our glossary!

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Facet A facet is a small flat polished surface cut into a gem to enhance its light refraction and add that dazzling element of sparkle.

Faceted Gem

A multi-faceted gem showing the sparkle from the carefully placed cuts.


This is a French word meaning imitation. Rhinestones and cubic zirconia are faux diamonds, and faux pearls may be made out of glass or