One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A circular cut for diamonds and other gemstones in the form of two many-faceted pyramids joined at their bases, the upper one truncated near its apex.
- ‘A brilliant cut diamond pendant, is the elegant prize on offer for the best dressed woman.’
- ‘In its center floats a brilliant-cut acrylic diamond with 53 sides.’
- ‘Side cut diamonds do not sparkle as much as the brilliant cut diamonds.’
- ‘A popular engagement ring for women is the round diamond brilliant cut.’
- ‘The Tiffany round brilliant cut is the more traditional choice of the two.’
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