Brilliant Cut

Some articles on cut, brilliant, cuts:

Princess Cut
... The Princess cut is the second most popular cut shape for diamonds, next to a round brilliant ... The face-up shape of the princess cut is square or rectangular and the profile or side-on shape is similar to that of an inverted pyramid with four beveled sides ... The princess cut is a relatively new diamond cut, having been created in the 1960s ...
Diamond Cut - History
... The history of diamond cuts can be traced to the late Middle Ages, before which time diamonds were employed in their natural octahedral state—anhedral (poorly formed ... This was called the point cut and dates from the mid 14th century by 1375 there was a guild of diamond polishers at Nürnberg ... By the mid 15th century, the point cut began to be improved upon a little less than one half of the octahedron would be sawn off, creating the table cut ...

Famous quotes containing the words cut and/or brilliant:

    yet there was a chance in this
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    Clear and shapeless, in an atmosphere like cut glass.
    John Ashbery (b. 1927)

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    Walter Bagehot (1826–1877)