Faceting Made Easy, Part 6: Gemstone Design Cuts

hand cranked faceting machine - gemstone design

Note: This is a six-part edited version of Trevor Hannam’s Faceting Made Easy, a general introduction to faceting and a guide for learning to cut a standard brilliant gem. Part 6 includes the gemstone design cuts section as well as the bibliography. The International Gem Society thanks Mr. Hannam for permission to post his work.

The Emerald Cut

The emerald cut is basically designed for medium to dark colored stones or those with a low refractive index (RI). Although the depth of this gemstone design will enhance lighter colored stones, it does nothing for brilliance or …

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