|Gemstones and Other Materials
|0.95ct E SI1 Carré cut diamond - with GIA certificate
0.90ct E SI1 Carré cut diamond - with GIA certificate
24 old European cut diamonds - total 0.20cts
|Platinum with maker's marks and London assay marks
|UK finger size L 1/2, US finger size 6 (Can be adjusted to any size)
Front centre: 10.2mm
Back centre: 1.7mm
Carré cut diamonds are typically square in shape and unlike the other cuts described above they have retained their sharply pointed 90 degree corners. They can also be rectangular and apart from their corners, their most defining characteristic is the internal X shape one sees when viewing the diamond face up. This X is due to the corners being present, meaning the carré cut has only four sides as opposed to the eight sides of an Asscher or emerald cut. These four sides with their straight step cut facets meet in a perfect point at the bottom of the stone creating a pronounced cross shape rather than the windmill sail pattern associated with other step cut stones that have had their corners removed.
As with other step cut stones, the Carré cut was popular during the Art Deco period but it is rarer to find. The pointed corners whilst beautiful are susceptible to damage particularly if care has not been taken in the choice of setting, storing and wear of these stones therefore many have been re-cut after accidently losing a point. This style of cut favours high quality diamonds because it is so clear and easy to see into. It is a sharp, clean, geometric design that looks both striking and contemporary.