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Culet on a Gemstone

faceted gemstone with the names of the different sections

Culet From the Latin Culus Meaning Bottom

Culet correctly pronounced 'kyoo-lit' comes from the Latin 'culus' meaning bottom.

The culet is the facet at the bottom of a cut gemstone although not all faceted gemstones have one.

In some faceted gemstones the culet is closed which means the tip comes to a sharp point.  Although a closed culet actually means there's no culet at all, many still refer to the pointed tip of a faceted gemstone as being the culet.

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