Gemstones come in a variety of shapes, such as round, pear, square, octagon, oval, heart and triangular, among many others. Each of these shapes is transformed into many different cuts, depending on the jeweller’s choice. For example, the square shape may be converted into a princess cut, radiant cut, asscher cut and cushion cut.
Gemstones go through rigorous processing to get the final shape and cut we see them in. Rough stones are fashioned into brilliant shapes and cuts from their rocky form. This transformation gives a new look and life to the gemstones.
Some of the well known cuts in gemstones are:
It is also known as the emerald cut and it features cropped corners along its four sides.
The Briolette cut is a pear or drop-shaped stone with 84 triangular shaped facets covering its entire surface. There is no table, crown, or pavilion. Due to this, the Briolette is the most difficult shape to cut. In fact, a cutter can only cut about 5 to 10 briolette per day. Long and rectangular in shape, baguette cut gemstones are a popular choice for accent stones in jewellery.
The heart shaped cut is in essence a pear shaped cut with a cleft at the top. With 59 standard facets, this cut can be very fiery and offer superb sparkle. Symmetry plays a vital role in selecting a good heart shaped cut gemstone. The two halves must be perfectly equal, and the cleft should be sharp and distinct and the sides should be slightly rounded. Heart shaped gemstones remain a popular choice for earrings, pendants, and gemstone solitaire rings. Buy dazzling emerald jewellery from the KGK group, they have topped the list of diamond jewellery wholesalers across the globe something is wrong here
Fashioned in the shape of a gleaming teardrop, a pear cut gemstone can be described as a hybrid between an oval cut and a marquise cut with a tapered point on one end. It is a type of a modified round brilliant cut and therefore offers 71 facets which reflect light beautiful and allow colour to showcase dramatically.