Jewellery Terms

Baguette, brilliant, cabochon.... the words used to describe different gemstone cuts and many terms associated with jewellery can often be quite befuddling. We at DEVI Jewels have put together a little list of some commonly used words to help you find exactly what you are looking for, each time you go jewellery shopping!

Gemstone cuts :

Baguette - A rectangular diamond cut with four corners that create a rectangle or four-sided polygon.

Brilliant - A 58 facet cut diamond. One of the most popular cuts these days.

Emerald - A rectangular cut often used for emeralds (hence the name) but also for diamonds and other stones.

Marquise - A fancy "boat shaped" diamond cut. Oval, but with pointy ends. Our Marquise Diamond Chain celebrates this unique cut.

Oval – A classic oval shaped diamond cut. 

Princess - A square-cut diamond equivalent to a brilliant cut. Also called a Quadrillion or Squarillion cut.

Radiant - A cross between a square emerald cut and a brilliant cut.

Other commonly used terms :

Cabochon - A cabochon is a stone that has a rounded, domed surface with no facets (a facet is a plain, polished surface on a stone).

Sautoir - An extremely long neck chain, which falls below the waistline and terminates with a tassel or pendant.

Baroque - A general term for bold, ornate, heavy looking ornamentation.

Pavé - Stones set close together, showing no metal between them. Our Ruby Pavé Diamond Earrings are a perfect example.

Eternity ring - An eternity ring is a narrow ring with a line of diamonds or other gemstones running all the way round. The unbroken circle symbolises eternal commitment. Our Diamond Eternal Band is perfect to gift your partner (or yourself!)

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