What is a Break Facet?
A break facet is a small facet or group of facets located on the girdle of a gemstone, particularly diamonds. Break facets are typically found at the junctions between the upper and lower girdle facets. They serve to break up the continuity of the girdle outline and create a smooth transition between the different sections of the gem. Break facets contribute to the overall aesthetics and visual flow of the gemstone's design. The number and arrangement of break facets depend on the gem's cut style and the preferences of the gem cutter.