Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A pear-shaped or oval gem that is cut in long triangular facets.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

Etymologies

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

[French, perhaps alteration (influenced by brillant, brilliant) of brignolette, diminutive of brignole, dried plum, from Brignoles, a town of southeast France.]

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)

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

    Archive 2008-12-14

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

    The Seattle Times

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

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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