Color Gemstones are generally cut to maximize the beauty of their color. To recognize the quality of gemstone’s cut, there are several points to consider:
What to look for?
A good cut gemstone showcases the gemstone’s color, diminishes its inclusions, and exhibits good overall symmetry and proportion. Because gemstone color can vary, there are no hard geometrical standards when it comes to maximizing brilliance or color. Gemstones, specially the rarer ones, are sometimes cut for size without regard for their color. For example, when corundum varieties such as Sapphire and ruby are cut for maximum weight rather than their beauty, they may display banded colors or streaks. At The Jewelry hut Gemstone Jewelry Gallery, you will only find the finest quality loose color gemstone hand selected in person and sold with integrity.
Color Saturation Determines Gemstone Cut
In a gemstone with more saturated color, the best cut may be more shallow than average, allowing more light to penetrate the gemstone, while in less saturated gem, the color may benefit from a deeper cut.
Look at the gemstone in the setting and ensure that all the facets are symmetrical. An asymmetrical cut gemstone crown indicates a gemstone of low quality. In all cases, a well cut gemstone is symmetrical and reflects light evenly across the surface, and the polish is smooth, without any nicks or scratches. These are the gemstones characteristics that The Jewelry Hut expert gemstone jeweler look for when hand selecting their fine loose gemstones or fine gemstone jewelry.
The elements of a Step Cut Color Gemstone
Like diamonds, fine quality color gemstones usually have a table, crown, girdle, pavilion, and Culet. Iridescent Opals are one exception, and most often have a rounded cabochon cut.