Word of the Week: Rose Cut

Both fine and costume jewelry make use of various gemstones and rhinestones – all of which come in different cuts. I’ve talked about cabochons in the past, but today I’d like to mention the rose cut.

A rose cut is usually round with a flat base and a crown (the top part) that has 12 to 24 triangular facets. In addition (and this is the tell-all sign), these facets then rise to a point in the center of the stone.

This particular cut is a bit antiquated and is therefore a little rarer than some of the other ones that you’ll see in costume jewelry.

Here are some pictures of garnet jewelry that we have for sale. All of the stones that have a point in the center are rose-cut (that is to say, all of the stones are rose-cut!).


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