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A Cut Above The Rest

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Heritage Diamond cuts are making a string comeback into diamond jewellery designs.

Rose, briolette, and portrait cuts are making a strong case for diamond jewellery as they combine tradition and modernity to create timeless pieces that are ethereal and eternal.

Rose Cut

The rose cut began in the 1500s and was generally used through the Georgian and Victorian age. It was measured and cut by hand and was designed to look like the coil of petals in a rose cut. The pavilion contains fresh angles that help light brio, enter, and reflect through the diamond that helps dazzle under the night.

Courtesy Pallavi Foley
Courtesy Pallavi Foley

Portrait Cut

The ‘portrait cut’ is very similar to the polki or the Indian uncut diamond. They have a similar or almost the same structure. Technically, they are both thin sheets of diamond. To understand the real difference, it is important that we understand what the polki cut looks like.

Briolette Cut

Traditional cuts have never really gone out of style. As jewellers got busy with the new, easier to work on cuts, it became easier to work on and design pieces of jewellery. However, the uneven outlines of the less produced, more charming old cuts are preferred by the mature diamond buyer.

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