Re-Cutting, Re-Polishing, and Repairing Gemstones
How to re-cut, re-polish and repair gemstones to bring out their best qualities.
Take a look at these before-and-after pics of repaired and recut gems and learn how a great lapidary can improve the value of many types of gems.
Recutting gems that have been poorly cut, whether commercially or native, can add significant value. See how precision custom cutting can transform a gem.
Faceting mistakes can cost gem cutters time and money. Learn some techniques for fixing common errors and making your repairs look like intentional designs.
Novice faceters need to build beneficial business relationships with jewelers. To do this, learn how to manage gemstone repair work (and when to say no).
When is recutting diamonds and other gems worthwhile for a professional gemologist? Learn how to make this determination and avoid potential problems.
How does commercial cutting stack up to custom gem cutting? Compare these two similar rhodolite garnets in four key ways and see the difference.