- Aug 1, 2011
Sorry, but I have another newbie question-If a stone is described as having a "flower" pavillion what does that mean? Is it good, bad, or just different? Any thoughts?
I believe LovingDiamonds is on to something here. The original Portuguese technique involves a series of 16-facet-tiers culminating to a point at the culet on a [round gemstone]. Most pavilions would incorporate 5 tiers, but 4 tiers still works on shallower or smaller roughs.LovingDiamonds|1313517392|2991973 said:Ok - I could be wrong but I don't think it's necessarily a portuguese cut. I believe pavillions can be cut to resemble a flower with other cuts but would love that to be clarified by one of our lapidaries.
In answer to your question, is it a good or bad thing? It's probably a good thing because it may mean that the gemstone is well cut - although that's a huge generalisation!