One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A cut for gemstones in the form of straight facets around the center.
- ‘The pavilion pattern should look more like a ruby, but square, and the crown should have one step cut like an emerald, and then on the inside of that step cut should be cut with about 16 or so facets.’
- ‘Using a combination of a step cut and a brilliant faceting on the pavilion (the back of diamond), the ring has more of a contemporary look.’
- ‘The scissor or cross cut is a form of step cut with triangular faces.’
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