Choosing the right cut for a piece of rough is an art. Brilliance is always a consideration, but there are numerous factors to balance as well.
Finding the maximum potential shape of a piece of rough is always the first step. Knowing this, will simplify the rest of your decisions. (See “The Minimum Cutting Technique” in our Reference Library for help with preforming.)
Brilliance is the goal of every faceter. No one wants to spend that much energy on a lackluster gem. …
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