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step cut

noun, Jewelry.
1.
a cut consisting of a rectangular girdle, often faceted, with two or more tiers of narrow facets running parallel to the girdle on both the crown and the pavilion: used especially in stones in which color is more important than brilliance.
Also called trap cut.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65
Related forms
step-cut, adjective
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