Feature Gems & Gemology, Fall 1982, Vol. 18, No. 3

A Report on the New Watermeyer Split-Facet Diamond Cuts

Basil Watermeyer has introduced a new technique in diamond cutting that virtually eliminates the "bow-tie" effect commonly seen in the standard oval, marquise, and pendeloque cuts. It has also been adapted to the Barion emerald cut to provide even greater fountaining of light. The author describes these cuts and his experience with them using cubic zirconia. He also discusses their applicability to colored stones.