A simple form of cutting that has a circular Girdle, a Table, eight bezel facets, eight pavilion facets and sometimes a Culet. It is used mostly for small diamond Melee. When diamonds are very small, as in sizes under .01 carat (1/100th of a carat, or 1 point and under), then actually may have a stronger, flashier appearance when single cut, because the eye cannot resolve facets that are smaller.

 

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