Gemstone Cuts & Shapes
Rough gem material is pulled in its natural form from the earth. In order to become a wearable gemstone, this material is usually shaped, faceted, or carved by humans. Evolving technology resulted in an increased number of available cuts and shapes with jewelry designs adapting to accommodate them. To understand more about the transformation from rough gem to beautiful gemstone, select from the Gemstones Cuts & Shapes pictorial glossary below.
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