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It’s best to imagine brilliant cuts and step cuts as two different families, in which most styles of cuts fall into. Whereas brilliant cuts tend to have triangular and kite-shaped facets, step cuts tend to have rectangular facets. The emerald cut, for example, falls into the step cut family.
Step cuts have facets that run parallel to the table, tend to have two or more steps cut onto the crown angling towards the table, and normally have more steps faceted below the girdle on the pavilion. With a larger gem, more steps will often be used. If you are unsure of what type of cut you are looking at, if the table facet looks square, rectangular, hexagonal or octagonal, then the chances are that it is a step cut gem
A pair of step cut Ametrine earrings.
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