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European cut or transitional?

ringo865

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This one is 7.12 mm across and approximately 4 mm high ( measured in setting). It has a higher crown and small culet. However it has a "normal" size table and is relatively shallow. So I can't tell whether it would be European cut (not OEC), transitional, or just a bad attempt at MRB. It is very lively and dances with fire. Here are some pics.

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ringo865

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Couple more pics of culet and facet pattern

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ringo865

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This pic was kinda cool. The setting will be replaced once I figure out how I'd want it. Right now it's in a really high YG four prong that, under magnification, appears was carved with a chisel. :doh:

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ihy138

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Looks like a transitional to me! Seems like a lovely stone. Can't wait to see what you do with it.
 

ringo865

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Yah I think because it's so shallow. I don't see that circle in real life. Just wondering more how to categorize the type of cut, as it has some characteristics of both European and transitional cut types.
 

UrsTx

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I'd vote transitional because the facets under the table look more arrow-like than a flower pattern.
 

chrono

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The flower petals are so skinny, coupled with the larger table that I would call it transitional in my head.
 
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