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Gemstone Cutting And Styles - Part Three

Posted on June 07 2023

Gemstone Cutting And Styles - Part Three

The flawless cut of a gemstone enhances the unique characteristics of each gemstone, creating its own unique "signature," making it shine with brilliance. We have looked at the three preferred cuts of colored gemstones and Diamonds. Now, we will look at three more cuts frequently used to create beautiful works of art in jewelry.

Marquise Cut 

A long, narrow shape with pointed ends characterizes the marquise cut. It's a unique and eye-catching cut, often used for diamonds and other transparent gemstones. The marquise cut is known for its ability to make a gemstone appear larger than it actually is, due to its elongated shape. It is a favorite of engagement ring settings.

Pear Cut 

The pear cut, also known as the teardrop cut, is characterized by a rounded end that tapers into a point. It's a popular choice for rings as well as earrings and pendants. It is often used for gemstones like diamonds and opals. The pear cut is known for its ability to create a sense of elegance and sophistication and is a favorite among celebrities and fashion icons.

The pear, marquise, and oval-shaped cut are flattering on hands, creating the illusion of a longer, slender finger. These gemstones have larger surface areas than other gemstone shapes, so they look bigger than gems of the same carat weight.

Cushion Cut 

The cushion cut is a square or rectangular shape with rounded corners and is often used for gemstones like diamonds and sapphires. It's known for its ability to create a vintage look and feel and is a popular choice for antique and vintage-inspired jewelry. However, the cushion cut has become the most popular cut for an engagement ring today.

Summing up this series, gemstone cutting styles are crucial in bringing out a gemstone's natural beauty and brilliance. Whether the cut is the classic round cut or the elegant pear cut, there's a gemstone cutting style to suit every taste and preference. Each style has its own unique characteristics and features, and choosing the right cut can make all the difference in creating a truly stunning piece of jewelry.

Visit our shop. We can help you choose the cut of gemstone that is right for you! And you can see our beautiful loose stones and our beautifully crafted luxury jewelry by master jewelers!


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