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!)