Marquise Cut

Marquise Cut

Marquise Cut The Marquise Cut (a.k.a. the Navette Cut after the Latin ‘navalis’, meaning boat-shaped) can be traced back to Paris around 1745. The cut is a member of the brilliant family and the story goes that it was first commissioned by Louis XV. He...
Melée

Melée

Melée The term melée is used to indicate very small cut stones, usually used as side stones around a bigger center stone or in pavé work. Pink, Yellow and Light Brown Diamond Melée.Photo Courtesy of Bonhams. Art Deco Asscher Cut Diamond Ring with Melée...
Mughal Cut

Mughal Cut

Mughal Cut Around the Same Time, Diamond Cutting Began in Europe the Indians Started Fashioning Diamonds. Who Influenced Who Here Isn’t Clear but it is a Fact that the Designs Produced Differ a Lot From Each Other. The Best Known Indian Cut is the Mughal Cut,...
Navette

Navette

Navette Navette is another term to describe a marquise shaped gemstone or jewelry contour. Pointed at both ends with equally curved sides, the term navette shape usually refers to the contour or outline of a gemstone, such as a marquise shaped cabochon, rather than...