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.

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