Bevel cut

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Any style of cutting with a large table joined to the girdle by one, or possibly two, bevels and a pavilion that may be step cut, brilliant cut, or any style. Used mostly for opaque stones and intaglios. Bevel-cut shapes include round, square, rectangular, oblong, oval, pendeloque, navette, heart, diamond, horseshoe, shield, pentagon, and hexagonal shapes. The style is used predominantly for less valuable gems. Syn: table cut

Source: Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms


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