Fantasy Cut / Fancy Carved Gems
For most of time, the job of a lapidary has traditionally been thought of as a craft rather than as an art. Cutting gemstones
takes considerable skill and knowledge. This is mostly because gem cutting is a skill that virtually anyone can acquire with practice, persistence, and a bit of talent. In addition, the modern faceting machines that are available today make the task of cutting precise facet angles much easier. Cutting gems was largely a matter of technique, not artistic inspiration and design.