stepcut

step cut

noun Jewelry.
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:
1860–65

step-cut, adjective
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