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.
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Overall Rating -> 10
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