Definitions for "EUROPEAN CUT"
Method of cutting that caries from the American brilliant approach in that proportions are worked out according to light falling directly from above on the crown.
Obsolete. A diamond brilliant whose proportions were worked out mathematically for light falling perpendicularly on the crown. It was never adopted as a common form of cutting. The angle of the pavilion facets to the girdle is 38° 40'; of the bezel facets, 41° 6'. The table is 56% of the girdle diameter; crown depth, 19%; and pavilion depth, 40%. It is not to be confused with the old European cut.
Antique method of cutting diamonds that preceded modern diamond cutting. Occasionally such diamonds will be recut to a modern brilliant cut. - see flawless