Book Of Traceable Heraldic Art

Gemstone

A precious stone, cut in a traditional fashion.

French-Cut Gemstone In Profile §

Default orientation: viewed from above. No proper coloration.

Gemstones shown in profile are considered a step from period practice (SFPP).

The “French cut” is a predecessor to the fancy cut, and has been documented to the 15th century.

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Hexagonal Gemstone §

Default orientation: viewed from above. No proper coloration.

Source: Siebmacher’s Wappenbuch of 1605. Artist: Johann Siebmacher. (Arms of Beihlstein, page 226.)

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Step-Cut Gemstone §

Default orientation: viewed from above, palewise. No proper coloration.

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