Book Of Traceable Heraldic Art

Gemstone

A precious stone, cut in a traditional fashion.

Gemstone §

Default orientation: viewed from above. No proper coloration.

This depiction of a gemstone, found in Polish armory, has not been registered in the Society.

Source: Orbis Polonus. Artist unknown.

French-Cut Gemstone §

Default orientation: viewed from above. No proper coloration.

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

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.

Hexagonal Gemstone §

Default orientation: viewed from above. No proper coloration.

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

Step-Cut Gemstone (1) §

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

Step-Cut Gemstone (2) §

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