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rose diamond

Syllabification: rose dia·mond

Definition of rose diamond in English:

noun

A hemispherical diamond with the curved part cut in triangular facets.
Example sentences
  • I'm sorry I couldn't get you that rose diamond, but I thought you might like the next best thing.
  • The most expensive were composed of a carved hardstone mounted in gold, with or without enameling, and with push-pieces of moonstone or sapphires bordered by rose diamonds.
  • Cabochon-cut gemstones were almost always used for the push-piece, most often moonstone or Mecca stone (chalcedony stained blue-gray or pink), and these were often surrounded by rose diamonds or half pearls.

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