Cuts & Shapes of Rhinestones

Cuts and Shapes of Rhinestones

ASSCHER: Named after diamond cutter Joseph Asscher, who developed a variation of the step cut in 1902, an octagonal stone with 74 facets, small table and high crown.

BAGUETTE: a narrow, elongated rectangular-shaped faceted stone.

CABACHON: A round dome-shaped stone with a flat back, usually opaque or translucent.

CALIBRÉ-CUT: Small faceted gemstones, usually four-sided, cut to fit a setting, often in rows or groups.

CHATON: A stone that has eight facets on top and eight facets on the bottom. The top is flat, and the bottom comes to a point.

DENTELLE: A stone that is formed in a mold and then hand-cut. There are 18, 32, or 64 facets on the back and front of the stone, and light is refracted through the facets in the surface of the stone.

EMERALD CUT: A square-cut stone with faceted edges.

FLAT-BACK RHINESTONE: The top of the stone is faceted, and the back is flat.

MARQUIS, OVAL, or NAVETTE: The stone is oval-shaped, there is a point on each side of the stone, and it has a flat top.

MELEE: A small cut diamond, under .20 carats.

MINE CUT: A square stone with rounded corners, sometimes called a cushion shape. Thirty-two crown facet and 24 pavilion facets with a table and a culet.

MONTEE: A rhinestone set into prongs, which allow you to sew or thread them into clothing or jewelry.

PEAR CUT: A teardrop-shaped stone.

PRINCESS CUT: A square-cut stone, sometimes now known as a quadrilllium or squareillion cut.

ROSE CUT: A flat-base stone with 24 triangular facets meting at the top with a point.

TAPERED BAGUETTE: A narrow, elongated rectangular-shaped faceted stone that is largest at one end and then slimes down toward the other end.