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Cutting Azures
by: Bradney W, Simon

Azure is the American English derivative of the French term a jour
or adjoure. An azure is a countersunk cutout on the back of jewelry,
behind bead, channel, or flush set diamonds. Usually azures are a
square or triangle shaped, resulting in what looks like bright
cutting on the backside of the jewelry. It is an important aspect of
diamond setting that is often neglected today…

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