Evaluating Gemstone Cutting: The Five Ps

Step 4: Gem Grading

Lesson 3

gemstone cutting - fish eye
Without a clear system for evaluating gemstone cutting, talking about cut grades is like looking at a “fish eyed” gem. All light escapes.

In recent decades, something remarkable invaded the thinking process of the colored stone industry. From dealers to consumers, they all discovered “The Cut.” Promotional literature and gemological thinking had long regarded gemstone cutting as a mere equal among the four Cs. However, more than any of the other qualities, the cut holds the …

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