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There is a diamond band on ebay, item #2649199715, and they say the diamonds in the band are "French Cut", and it's a rather expensive band for the carat weight. At first glance they look like channel set princess cuts. But I'm far from expert here!

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It is my understanding that the French cut is an antique cut used for square and rectangular stones, typically small side stones. It eventually evolved into the princess cut, which has more facets.

Here is an excellent discussion:

http://www.diamondring.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=25839

Also, the side stones in the original 1912 Cartier Asscher ring are French cuts:

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