Double-sided gemstones are unique in that they are not cut in the traditional way. Cabochons are cut with flat bottoms and domed tops, while faceted gems typically feature a pavilion that comes to a point or culet line of some sort. Double-side gemstones, sometimes described as full-rounded, are perfect for those looking for a gemstone that can be worn and shown on both sides; in example, pendant stones often get twisted and flipped around when worn around the next, but with a double-side gem, this is no problem since both sides of the gem are cut in the same way. Double-sided gems are often given a checkboard cut or they may be given a smooth cabochon dome featured on both sides of the gem.
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Overall Rating -> 10
Happy about the experience of the store, a lot of stone urge very nice
when I need a colored stone I check gem select. a trusted supplier for at least 10 years for me. many of the online sites have gone black but gemselect continues to satisfy me. oh sure there are many windowed and poorly cut stones here so paying some attention is critical. remember these are not custom cut stones but rather cut by old methods and the aim is to keep weight up at the expense of optical perfection. remember that colored stones are about color as the first consideration. I just wish gemselect offered rough for those who want to cut it.