Brilliant–cut



a cut intended to enhance the brilliance of a gem with the least possible sacrifice of weight, characterized by a form resembling two pyramids set base to base, truncated so as to give a broad table and a very small culet, and having from 18 to 104 facets, 58 being typical.
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A Text-Book of Precious Stones for Jewelers and the Gem-Loving Public Frank Bertram Wade
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A Text-Book of Precious Stones for Jewelers and the Gem-Loving Public Frank Bertram Wade

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