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A style of cutting a gemstone, usually of small size, in a shape, often oblong or elliptical, so that it and others so cut will fit snugly together in clusters.
Stones are cut in this way to standardized measurements so as to be readily fitted into standard mounts.
From: An Illustrated Dictionary of Jewelry, autor: Harold Newman, publishers: Thames and Hudson