Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A pear-shaped or oval gem, especially a diamond, cut in long triangular facets.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An oval or pearshaped diamond having its entire surface cut in triangular facets.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A form in which the diamond is sometimes cut; that form which would result from joining two rose diamonds back to back and adding several rows of triangular facets. (See rose and diamond.) Also brilliolette, briolet.

Etymologies

French, perhaps alteration (influenced by brillant, brilliant) of brignolette, diminutive of brignole, dried plum, from Brignoles, a town of southeast France.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Co.rtesy Loree Rodkin Co. Jessica Biel shows off white-gold and diamond quatrefoil earrings with briolette dangles.

    Loree Rodkin's Star Studded Jewelry

  • Prize; Prize Value: A black onyx briolette necklace, a mother-of-pearls earrings, a santa pouch & brush guards. $60 value

    Viva Woman Bejeweled Giveaway - Part 3 (ends 12/20)

  • Charm also carries tiny discs with engraved initials that include a quartz briolette by Cari $50.

    The Seattle Times

  • Alexander I gave only the eight huge, briolette-cut diamonds to Josephine in about 1810, after

    chron.com Chronicle

  • Two of the best diamond looks included ravishing Kate Hudson in a long diamond sautoir necklace worn down her back, briolette diamond and baguette diamond drop earrings, a 15.65 carat emerald cut diamond ring, and a diamond cocktail ring all from Cartier and Screen Actor's Guild winner Christina Hendricks from "Mad Men" in rose-cut diamond pendant earrings and a rose-cut diamond ring from Irit Designs.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • The pendant is a whimsical sterling silver angel wing and next to it is a wire wrapped faceted amethyst briolette.

    kdlb feed

  • Amy Poehler - Fred Leighton - 2 carat oval rose cut diamond studs; diamond and coral chain necklace, diamond briolette chain; rose cut diamond ring

    Spero News

  • Elisabeth Rohm - Martin Katz - Diamond chandelier briolette earrings; diamond bracelet

    Spero News

  • Cate Blanchett - H. Stern - Arabesque diamond earrings with cognac briolette drops;

    Spero News

  • Hayden Panettiere - Fred Leighton - Rose-cut diamond briolette pendant earrings

    Spero News

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