Jewelry Glossary - Gemstone Cuts
Brilliant cut: Collective name for gemstone cuts where lower facets radiate from the center of the gem. Round cut is most common.
Diamond cut: See; brilliant cut.
Emerald cut: Rectangular or square step cut with diagonal corners.
Marquise cut: Symmetrical boat shaped brilliant cut gem with pointed ends.
Oval cut: Modified brilliant cut with an oblong shaped girdle outline.
Pear Shape/Teardrop: Asymmetrical cut with one pointed and one rounded end.
Princess cut: Modified brilliant cut with a square or rectangular girdle outline featuring 57 facets.
Round Cut: Round brilliant cut.
Cabachon: A gemstone fashioned with a domed or convex smooth and polished surface.