Gemstone Shape and Cut
Asscher Cut Gemstones
The Asscher cut is a modified emerald cut with a square shape, cut corners and a deep pavilion. The result is greater brilliance and fire
Concave Cut Gemstones
Concave cutting is a recent innovation that uses curved rather than flat facets, resulting in a more brilliant gem. But not everyone is impressed
Culet in Cut Gems
The culet is the tiny facet at the very bottom of many faceted gemstones. Some gems are cut with a closed culet.
The art of faceting enhances the brilliance and luster of gemstones. Buy faceted gemstones online at GemSelect.
Gem Pavilion, Girdle and Crown Guide
A GemSelect guide to colored gemstone anatomy, learn how to identify a gem's pavilion, girdle and crown, and about different cutting styles and why they are used
Beads and drilled gemstones for jewellery designs are becoming popular, learn how to use natural gemstone beads to design your own jewellery.
Well-cut faceted gemstones display 3 different illumination effects: brilliance, scintillation and fire
Gemstone Shape and Cut - What is the difference?
You may think shape, cut and facet all mean the same thing but read this article to discover the differences between pear shape, rose-cut and a faceted pavilion
Gemstones that Sparkle - Which ones have the most dazzle?
Diamonds are the most famous sparklers but there are a few gemstones such as zircon and sphene that could be even more brilliant. See our top ranked stones here.
Intro to Setting Gemstones into Jewelry Mountings: GemS...
An introduction to the topic of having colored gemstones set into fine jewelry mountings. Learn about different types of settings, mountings and jewelry findings.
Native Cut Gemstones
Native cut is a term often used to denote poorly cut gemstones. But many native cut gems are designed to maximize color.
The princess cut is a recent innovation, designed to maximize brilliance and fire in square gemstones
Prong Vs. Bezel Settings
Prongs and bezel settings have advantages and disadvantages. Learn about prong (or claw) settings and bezel settings for gemstone jewelry.
Tension settings use compression to hold a gemstone in place. The designs are stunning, but are these setting secure?
Trilliant Cut Gems
Trilliant cut gemstones are cut in a triangular shape, usually with 43 or more facets.
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Size and Weight
Gems are always measured in Millimeter (mm)
Dimensions are given as;
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Note: 1ct = 0.2g