Loading next story… No more stories to load; check out Introspective Magazine. Round-shaped gemstones are classic and enduringly popular. Above: Tourmaline, diamond and platinum ring, 20th century.
The oval cut was created in the s. It is a variation on the round brilliant cut with the same number of facets: Above: Tourmaline, diamond and platinum ring, 20th century. The radiant cut was invented in the s by Henry Grossbard, a master diamond cutter.
Distinct for its trimmed corners and square or rectangular shape, it is often compared to a princess cut because of its unusually high number of facets 60 to 70 , which results in greater brilliance and radiance. Above: Fancy green 1. French-cut stones are either square or rectangular and are distinguished by the cross that the facets on the crown make. The cut originated in the 14th century and experienced a resurgence in popularity during the Edwardian period.
Above: Edwardian 1. A variation on the emerald style, the Asscher cut is a square step-cut stone. But unlike the rectangular emerald cut, it looks octagonal when viewed from above. Above: Triple-row 6. Trillion-cut stones are triangular, modified brilliant-cut stones with 31 to 50 facets. In jewelry, trillion stones usually flank the center stone and have straight or curved sides.
Above: Peridot and yellow gold ring, 21st century. The pear cut is a modified brilliant cut with 58 facets and a teardrop shape round at one end and pointed at the other. Historically, this cut was referred to as pendeloque, and it was the invention of a Flemish stonecutter in the 15th century. Above: Bulgari Serpenti Tubogas ring karat gold with a pear-cut tourmaline, 21st century.
Old mine—cut stones , often associated with antique rings, are slightly curved and square shaped. Because these stones were cut prior to the invention of modern faceting, Old Mine-cut stones are never as bright as modern stones. Above: Italian diamond cocktail ring, s. No more stories to load; check out Introspective Magazine. Follow Us. A marquise shape is a pointed oval and tends to be matched with a modified brilliant cut.
Therefore, you might find that gems cut into this shape are relatively more expensive than similar weight stones in other shapes. However, the marquise shape will maximize the visible size of a diamond compared to its carat weight, delivering the look of a much more expensive stone.
Like an oval shape, the marquise shape will highlight beautiful hands and fingers and create a long, elegant look. Pear or teardrop shapes feature one rounded and one pointed end. Partnered with a brilliant cut, this shape usually has between 56 and 58 facets. Pear-shaped gems are often used in pendants and earrings, as the elegant shape draws the eye downward. A briolette-shaped gemstone is a variation on a pear-shape and is usually considered the most difficult shape to cut.
The key difference from the pear-shape is that a briolette is faceted on all sides. The briolette shape originated in India in the 12th century and was most popular during the 17th and 18th centuries. Today, it is relatively uncommon and tends to be used in vintage style pieces, especially necklaces and drop earrings. Heart-shaped gems are a modified pear-shape with a division at the top to create the popular sentimental and romantic shape. A brilliant cut is the most common pairing with a heart-shaped gem, and the finished stone usually incorporates 59 facets.
The complexity of the faceting requires skillful cutting. There are several named types of square and rectangular-shaped gemstones that combine a particular cut with a square or rectangular shape. A princess-cut gem usually has up to 78 facets, and the combination of shape and faceting means this style of gemstone shows its color in the corners of the cut as well as the center. You might find the pointed corners on this style can make it less practical for everyday wear, as they may snag on fabrics, particularly if the gem is placed in a raised setting.
Am emerald-shaped stone is usually rectangular with angled corners. The top of the stone is flat, and the edges feature a step cut. This shape and cut combination usually looks a little like a window or a mirror and tends to have a subtle gleam that showcases the clarity of the gem rather than an intense sparkle. Asscher gemstones are named after a Dutch diamond cutter, Joseph Asscher , who invented and patented this variation of the emerald shape in An Asscher gemstone has a much smaller flat top than an emerald shaped gemstone, creating an almost octagonal appearance that evokes the Art-Deco styles of the early twentieth century.
In , a new version of the Asscher shape was created by the Asscher family, increasing the number of facets from 58 to 74 and widening the corners. Since then, Asscher engagement rings have become popular with celebrities, and Jessica Alba, Reese Witherspoon, and Gwyneth Paltrow have all been seen showing off an Asscher-style ring. Cushion or pillow shapes are variants of square and rectangle shapes with rounded edges and corners. This shape features larger facets, which showcase the clarity of the gem, and it is often used with large and expensive colored stones, making it very popular with celebrities.
Baguette-shaped gems are long, narrow rectangles similar to thin emerald shapes featuring step cuts around the sides. Baguettes are sometimes tapered so they are thinner at one end than the other. The style was first introduced during the s during the Art Deco and Art Nouveau periods.
The cut was an instant hit because of its clean geometric lines, which were very much in fashion. Baguettes are only rarely used alone as a centerpiece jewel. The radiant is a hybrid shape that offers the square lines of an emerald with the sparkling brilliance of a round gem. A three-sided, triangular gemstone is known as a trillion or trilliant. Usually matched with a modified brilliant cut style using 31 to 43 facets, this unusual shape can feature either pointed or rounded corners and either straight or curved sides.
Trilliants are usually used in modern jewelry designs and offer very sharp brilliance. Premium Beads BeadsofCambay. Call Us! Previous Next. Step Cut A step cut is created by adding facets in horizontal layers like a set of steps. Brilliant Cut A brilliant cut is a complex, technically demanding cut that places multiple facets at regular angles to create maximum sparkle. Divine Cut A divine cut gem is a recently developed variation of the brilliant cut, designed to increase brilliance and light fraction further.
Ceylon Cut A Ceylon cut is a mixed cut in which the sides of the stone are cut into steps ascending to a brilliant cut center. Rose Cut The rose cut was developed in and was often used for garnets. Barion Cut A barion cut combines both step cuts and brilliant cuts in the gemstone. Color often appears in greater concentrations in one part of the crystal than in other parts.
For every gemstone, the lapidary is seeking the best compromise between a beautiful appearance and the retention of size. A selection of faceting styles for rubies. For example, the shape of a gemstone may be square, but the cut does not necessarily need to be a princess cut. The lapidary may determine that the features of the stone make it better suited for a radiant cut, an Asscher cut, or perhaps a cushion cut. While the cut and shape may be exactly the same the pear-shaped gemstone will also have a pear cut , others have more flexibility.
All standard shapes are represented within gemstones — round, square, rectangle, oval, etc. As with all elements of a gemstone, there are many options when considering a cut, and here we break down the most common for an easy guide. A platinum engagement ring with an asscher-cut diamond. The name of this cut is capitalized, as it is a proper name coming from the Asscher brothers who developed the cut in Platinum diamond ring featuring baguette cut diamonds.
Baguette Cut — long and rectangular in shape, the baguette cut is popular for accent stones. This cut maximizes clarity with long step-cuts to create a modern, geometric look. A gorgeous cushion cut padparadscha sapphire. Cushion Cut — also referred to as a pillow cut because of the softness that the cut invokes, the cushion cut has gently rounded corners and maximizes the raw gem, while producing luster and brilliance. A Burmese emerald cut blue sapphire.
Emerald Cut — originally designed to cut emeralds, the effect achieved with this cut is to emphasize the cut and color as color tends to show vividly with this cut. In this one, the shape is like a rectangle from the top with trimmed corners and light bounces brightly between the step-cuts.
A marquise blue sapphire and diamond band. Marquise Cut — also known as the navette cut, the marquise is cut to reflect the most light and offer maximum sparkle and depth of color. Perfect symmetry for the two end points is essential to ensure the stone sits properly in the setting to minimize chipping or breakage.
The epitome of a peach sapphire, as a brilliant cut oval with beautiful facets. Oval Cut — created in the late s, the oval cut offers the brilliance and fire of round cut gemstones but in a more unique shape. The elongated silhouette also helps to create the illusion of a larger gemstone. A pear shaped emerald gemstone. Pear Cut — resembling a teardrop, the pear cut reflects light beautifully and allows color to showcase dramatically. As with the marquise cut, symmetry is extremely important for the integrity of the gemstone, and they require a 6-prong setting to offer the correct support.
A 4ct yellow princess cut sapphire. Princess Cut — this is the second most popular cut behind the round brilliant. A range of facets is acceptable in this cut, but no matter how many, it creates excellent sparkle. A deeply vibrant round blue sapphire from Thailand. Round Cut — also known as the round brilliant cut, this is the reigning most popular cut. The facets are cut in a way to optimize the dispersion of light in a stone, this cut was once exclusively for diamonds. A trillion-cut citrine gemstone.
Trillion Cut — triangular in shape, this cut maximizes brilliance and gemstone color. Symmetry, angles, and proportions are crucial for dispersing light in this unique shape. Because they are cut shallow, they also tend to appear larger than their weight implies.
The process by which a lapidary cuts and polishes a piece of crystal rough is intricate and very focused. The cutting process begins by selecting and sorting the various colors and qualities of the rough material.
Large inclusions are cut out of the rough sapphire for better inspection and analysis. We pre-form our sapphire rough to the desired shape before we begin faceting the stone. After we shape the sapphire rough, we attach it to a cutting pin with special wax for faceting. Faceting a sapphire takes great talent and care. It takes decades to master this rare skill, and produce a beautiful cut that transforms the rough crystal into an extremely fine stone. The basis of the entire process is focused on light and color.
A selection of blue sapphire engagement rings with varying carat sizes. The size of a sapphire will have a good amount of influence over its price when compared to a smaller stone of similar attributes.
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