The modern quarter or MQ cut transforms synthetic spinel into octagonal shapes with cropped corners. This contemporary cut combines two trapezoid and two triangular facets arranged in parallel rows. MQ enhances perceived size over plain squares. With its eight lively facets, the MQ cut boosts synthetic spinel's brilliance and color. First developed in the 1960s, MQ spinel remains fashionable for its creativity and intrigue. For contemporary jewelry, MQ spinel delivers eye-catching beauty.