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Wednesday, 19 September 2007

European cut. A term sometimes applied to a diamond brilliant whose proportions are based on light falling perpendicularly on the crown. It was never adopted as a common form of cutting. Angle of pavilion facets to girdle, 38°40'; of bezel facets, 41 %'. The table is 56% of the girdle diame-

ter, crown 19%, and pavilion 40%. Not to be confused with the old European cut.

evaluation. See quality, factors that de­termine.

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