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Meaning of step cut

step' cut"

Pronunciation: [key]
— Jewelry. Jewelry.
  1. a cut consisting of a rectangular girdle, often faceted, with two or more tiers of narrow facets running parallel to the girdle on both the crown and the pavilion: used esp. in stones in which color is more important than brilliance. Also called
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