Definition of rose-cut in English:


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(Of a gem) cut in tiny triangular facets: eighteenth-century diamonds are often rose-cut (as noun rose cut) the rose cut differs from the brilliant cut
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  • One of the most stunning pieces in the exhibition is a dramatic, dark-blue art nouveau cigarette case, which has a rose-cut diamond serpent snaking across it, evoking the Vienna of the Secession rather than the St Petersburg of the Tsars.
  • On the third finger of her left hand she wears not the Galloway diamonds (they were safely stowed in the bank), but a large 19 th-century, rose-cut diamond ring.
  • The watch shown in Plate III typifies such memorial jewelry, combining a plait of woven hair surrounded by a wreath of silver forget-me-nots set with rose-cut diamonds, and a circle of half pearls around the watchcase.

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