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"Barrel Cut" Diamonds??

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frenchblue

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what on earth is this?? i am kind of loving them! very striking! can anyone tell me more about this cut?

http://cgi.ebay.com/RARE-Barrel-Cut-and-Baguette-G-VS-Diamonds-14K-1-00ctw_W0QQitemZ150325845319QQihZ005QQcategoryZ165044QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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Ara Ann

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Wow, that is very unique, huh! I''ve never seen anything like that either...will be interesting to hear from someone who has!
 

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Huh, now that''s unusual! It looks a bit like a checkerboard cut at first, but I think it''s sort of like a very large baguette where the pavilion and the crown have been turned by 45 degrees. I wonder what the dispersion is like on that in person ....
 

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Oh, I''ve seen that cut before in person! I can''t remember what the name of it was, but one of the mall stores used to sell them. The store had a line of modified cuts with their own names. Very cool.
 

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Date: 2/12/2009 11:55:19 AM
Author:frenchblue
what on earth is this?? i am kind of loving them! very striking! can anyone tell me more about this cut?

http://cgi.ebay.com/RARE-Barrel-Cut-and-Baguette-G-VS-Diamonds-14K-1-00ctw_W0QQitemZ150325845319QQihZ005QQcategoryZ165044QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
I own two pieces of jewelry with old fashioned "barrel" or some people call it a "carousel" cut.
One was my mother''s birthstone ring (that she handed down to me) that is 66 yrs. old and was made in Italy, and the other is an ametrine pendant that I had made about 12 yrs. ago. It''s a neat cut if it''s done with precision. I''ve seen carousel cuts that didn''t have perfectly matched bar facets and it can look really..... well, not good.
 

gemgirl

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Carousel cut ametrine-

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gemgirl

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Same pendant

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gemgirl

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A hand-me-down. LOL.

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AprilBaby

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The cut is pretty but that first ring is
 

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Date: 2/14/2009 6:59:14 PM
Author: AprilBaby
The cut is pretty but that first ring is
I personally don''t think the carousel cut does anything for a diamond, but it makes semi-precious stones more interesting. When I wear either of mine, everyone asks me what it is.
 

purrfectpear

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Gemstones yes, but it''s a waste of a perfectly good diamond IMO
At least it''s not as bad as horseheads
 

tyty333

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Oh yes, the ole horsehead diamond...sort of reminds me of the Godfather
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frenchblue

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i actually stumbled upon the ring on ebay. i hate the way the stones are arranged in the ring but i did think the cut was interesting and unusual. maybe it looks terrible in person, i can't say, never seen it before!

ETA: i just googled "horse head diamond" and WOW that is UGLY!!!
 
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