a cut intended to enhance the brilliance of a gem with the least possible sacrifice of weight, characterized by a form resembling two pyramids set base to base, truncated so as to give a broad table and a very small culet, and having from 18 to 104 facets, 58 being typical.
- brilliant-cut, adjective
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The physical Hookie is an etched glass paperweight in the shape of a brilliant-cut diamond.And The Escort of The Year Is… Backstage at The Sex Oscars | Scott Bixby | March 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Like the rose cut, the cabochon cut does not give much brilliancy as compared to the brilliant cut.A Text-Book of Precious Stones for Jewelers and the Gem-Loving Public | Frank Bertram Wade
The brilliant cut, as its name implies, gives the most complete return of light of any of the forms of cutting.A Text-Book of Precious Stones for Jewelers and the Gem-Loving Public | Frank Bertram Wade
What is called the brilliant cut best brings out the beauty of the stone.The New Gresham Encyclopedia | Various