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A style of cutting a diamond (or other transparent gemstone) in a modification of the rose cut, so that the stone is somewhat pear-shaped (rounded at the bottom end and pointed at the top) but having a flat-base and no table. There are usually 24 triangular facets, cut in 4 horizontal rows, with 5 facets in the top and bottom rows and 7 facets in the 2 middle rows. Sometimes the stone is cut as a double rose, in the form of two such cut stones placed base to base; it is then intended to be worn as a pendant.
From: An Illustrated Dictionary of Jewelry, autor: Harold Newman, publishers: Thames and Hudson