Facet Cut Gemstones
Known as lapidary work, the shaping, engraving, faceting and polishing of stones is performed by a person known as a lapidary. Before cutting, the lapidary selects the rough stone by inspecting the uncut crystals for clarity, size, flaws, and color. Viewing the crystals through a strong light source is the preferred method. It is important to choose the stones carefully, as mistakes in choice can lead to stones breaking during cutting, which wastes time and valuable gemstones. It is not easy to say how long it takes to shape and facet a stone from beginning to end.
Certified Customer Reviews
Overall Rating -> 10
In my 20's I imported gemstones. I decided to try it again, for gifts. I found GemSelect; studied their website; talked with them and decided to make a purchase.
I would recommend GEMSELECT based upon the variety of gems. Gems that i didn't expect to even be apart of the selection and it gave me more options. Options in which played a key role in finding the right gem. Its always good to have options especially when trying to formulate a good piece of art work that has uniqueness. Which ultimately captures costumers eye appeal.
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