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WILLS gemstone knowledge [Understand the small octagon cut (Octagon Cut) in one minute]

WILLS gemstone knowledge [Understand the small octagon cut (Octagon Cut) in one minute]


Octagon Cut refers to rectangular gemstones with octagonal or square corners, including Emerald Cut and Radiant Cut. These two cuts are commonly used in gemstones. If gemstone fans have paid attention to the appraisal certificates of these two gemstones, they may find that some certificates say Octagon instead of Emerald or Radiant. Why is this? This article will answer the questions in your mind.

Octagon Cut is a small octagonal cut gemstone, so Emerald Cut and Radiant Cut are included, because both shapes are "small octagonal", but it does not mean that these two cuts are It's exactly the same. Emerald Cut (Emerald Cut), to be precise, is Step Cut. The cut surface of the step cut gemstone is square. The crown and pavilion of the emerald cut are both step cut. Because the emerald (Emerald) often uses this cut, so it is referred to as emerald cut (Emerald Cut). Similarly, Asscher Cut, the square version of emerald cut, can be classified as Octagon Cut.

【Illustration: Al Gilbertson/GIA】

Radiant Cut is a cut derived from the most classic rectangular shape of emerald cut, combined with brilliant cut. Its facets are triangular and have more facets than emerald cut, which greatly improves the rectangular gem/ The fire and sparkle of a diamond.

Different from the four-cornered Princess Cut and Baguette Cut, the small octagon (Octagon) cuts off the sharp corners, reducing the wear and tear of gemstones. The elegant appearance also adds a retro charm to the jewelry design. Among them, the Emerald Cut/ The Step Cut focuses on the internal clarity and inherent color of the gemstone, while the Radiant Cut focuses on the fire of the gemstone. Both show the best of the gemstone based on the octagonal shape. status, don’t confuse them.

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