Definitions for "Step cut"
Also known as a trap cut, the step cut has a large facet surrounded by rectangular facets. Smaller step cut stones are often used as accents and are called baguettes.
Style of cutting that has parallel rows of rectangle or trapezoid facet.
The group of facet cuts characterized by having square or rectangular facets on both crown and pavilion. Tourmalines and emeralds are often fashioned as step cuts.