Michael Merritt has long been fascinated by the rose cut in which flat-bottomed stones feature triangular facets on the tipped crown. Where better to present a collection of rose cut jewelry than in Pasadena, home of the Rose Parade, the Rose Bowl, and countless varieties of the rose?
Rose cuts first appeared in the 16th century with just three or six facets. Their complexity increased with each century and now rose cuts can be made with 12, 18, and 24 facets. Usually circular in outline, rose cuts can be oval (briolette) or hexagon (Antwerp rose) as well.
Until now, most of the rose cuts you have seen have been in vintage and estate jewelry. The Michael Merritt Collection puts a modern spin on an ancient tradition.
Visit Place Vendôme to see this collection of earrings, bracelets, pendants and rings featuring rose cut white diamonds and rose cut yellow diamonds. Depending on the design, pieces are available in 18K white, yellow and rose gold.