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Calibre Cut

Typically small, fancy-cut faceted stones in the shape of rectangles, squares, oblongs or other specialty shapes cut to fit very closely together in a setting to create a design that often outlines or accents a larger motif. Calibre-cut comes from the word calibration which means to divide or mark with gradations. This style of stone cutting was made popular in the Art Deco period (1920-1935) when diamonds, sapphires, rubies, emeralds and black onyx were laid closely side by side with no visible mounting to create a wash of colour or contrast.

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