Facets Inc was established by Shashi Singapuri in the early 1980's as a successor to the Laurel and Shashi lines. In the 1970s, president Nixon opened trade with China and hand-made cloisonné enamel pieces (which defined earlier brands) became much easier to produce. Shashi started traveling extensively, building relationships all over the world to source gemstones.
The Facets Inc line is defined by the use of these carefully sourced stones. Pieces are composed of gold-vermeil, gold, and silver and utilize vintage precious and semi-precious stones, hand-faceted (or hand-polished into cabochon rounds and ovals), hand set, and hand finished.