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Friday, March 26, 2010


From the French for "shuttle" - a weaving tool with two pointed ends - Navette came to mean the shape itself, and is the alternative name for a "marquise" shape diamond ... and, similarly, a piece of jewelry in the shape of the weaving shuttle. (Note: The modern "shuttle" - a form a transportation - also comes from the original navette, as something that goes "back and forth," as does the weaving shuttle.)

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