Flashcards in Diamond Cut Deck (14):
Refers to the shape and proportions
Who, when and what was the first diamond cut
India, 11th century, Point Cut
14th century, Venice, Italy
15th century, Flat base but lack fire and brilliance,
Great Mogul Stones
Double Rose cuts and Briolettes
Double Rose Cut
Single and Double Cut
17th century French statesman
17th Century 58 Facets include table and cult, often cushion-shaped.
Old Mine Cut
Cushion Triple Cut
Old European Cut
19th Century, 58 facets, small table, large cult, deep crown and pavilion.
When did experiments with angles and proportions start?
Discovery of diamonds in South Africa in 19th century.
Henry Morse (American)
Modern round brilliant 1860