a cut consisting of a rectangular girdle, often faceted, with two or more tiers of narrow facets running parallel to the girdle on both the crown and the pavilion: used especially in stones in which color is more important than brilliance.
Origin of step cut
First recorded in 1860–65
Also called trap cut.
Related formsstep-cut, adjective
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