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dottie

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A friend has a round diamond but the setting makes it look like it is a square. I have never seen anything like it. She got it at a resell shop. She said she thinks it is called a cushion setting. It is more than just four prongs - it really looks square. Does anyone out there have any info on it? Thanks
 

Mara

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When you say its more than 4 prongs, do you mean the standard 6? Or rather is it 4 prongs that are SPLIT into looking like 8 (e.g. 8 smaller prongs). I have seen this recently, I think its an older antique style and I love it. Many of the older diamonds like cushion and mine cuts were placed into these settings in the 1920s and 1930s from what I can tell. Some websites sell similar mountings and some sell the entire stone and setting as well.

Some round stones when placed into these split-prong settings can take on the appearance of making a round diamond appear square, depending on how the prongs are set against the diamond.

Anyway tell me if I am on the right track at all about the split-prong, and if you are interested I can post a bunch of URLs with pictures that I have found lately, as I am considering having our jeweler's designer create a setting with the split-prong effect as well.

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