Xiau Long

The Cut

The Xiao Long cut seems a lot like the brilliant cut at first glance. However, it is different in a subtle but important way.

The upper facet, called the table, of this stone is a heptagon (7 sides), rather than the octagon (8 sides) table of a brilliant. This makes the Xiao Long an asymmetrical cut, giving it a surprising look.

This cut is officially registered with the Diamond High Council of Antwerp (HRD, Hoge Raad voor Diamant).

The Inspiration

Around 2005, a Chinese firm that Pieter collaborated with asked him to design a cut for the firm. Pieter took 8, the Chinese lucky number, as the basis of the design. 8 times 8 is 64, and the Xiao Long therefore has 64 facets.

Pieter is a creative diamond cutter who keeps looking for an exciting sparkling look for every stone. He is driven by unique requests and new shapes.

He is always looking for a new challenge. Contact him to get in touch, visit his grinding shop or for more information about his work.
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