Are diamonds with over 100 facets real? isn't it suppose to be 58? confused???

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
894 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

My store has the “Kessler 81” which is a diamond with 81 facets.  They are in the sidestones of my set (main stone is Princess.)  Very sparkly.  Very real.

Post # 3
7414 posts
Busy Beekeeper

It is probably a propriotary cut. 58 is just a typical round brilliant but it can be however many the cutter wants to make. 

Post # 4
318 posts
Helper bee

This is a jubilee cut diamond, it has 88 facets. I would think like someone else said that it’s probably a proprietary cut

Post # 5
1379 posts
Bumble bee

Diamonds are cut into shapes with certain numbers of facets. 58 just happens to be the most common cut for round diamonds. But nothing about the diamond makes it impossible to cut it into a different shape. Since they don’t naturally have facets and have to be cut to sparkle, the cutter can do whatever they want regardless if they are real or not.

The place you are looking probably has their own special cut.

Post # 6
893 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I had a LEO with a larger number of facets – I dont remember how many exactly but the thing was only an SI1 and sparkled like a XXX. You can hide a lot of inclusions with one of these cuts.

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