Apparently the most important gemstone characteristic is its cut. It can transform a plane stone into a masterpiece that would dazzle everyone.

Cutting, or Lapidary, is a process when a rough stone is turned into a gemstone assuming a certain shape to be used in jewelry design.

A good cut maximizes gemstone color, hides and diminishes any imperfections or inclusions. It should be symmetrical and exhibit good proportions. A well-cut gemstone reflects light evenly across its surface.

There are different forms of cutting. The most popular are cabochon, round brilliant cut, oval cut, pear cut, briolette, antique cushion and many others. Choose the one you like best and visit Lapidary Arts store to find your perfect custom jewelry piece.