PROCEDURE FOR CUTTING GEMSTONES
Gemstones are a gift of nature and are magical in themselves. However, their true potential is realised by man’s touch – the cutting which releases the internal fire of the stone and creates the mesmerizing scintillation which makes a gem so enticing to the human eye.
Let’s explore the wondrous and highly skilled process that turns a rare rough gemstone crystal into a work of art:
The whole process begins with the rough crystal.Crystals come in many different shapes and forms. Some are still in their “crystal habit”, others have been broken by the mining process or by nature itself with the twisting of the rock in which it formed.
Preshaping & Dopping
Next comes preshaping – this is a skilled art. It is done “freehand” – the cutter holds the rough stone in his hand and grinds it using a spinning wheel called a “lap” primed with diamond powder. This will produce the very basic shape of the cut.
This is where the real magic is performed. Hundreds of tiny faces or “facets” are placed on the table and pavilion of the pre shaped rough. This is an incredibly skilled and specialized talent which takes many years to perfect – experienced master cutters are a cherished breed.
Stones with light leakage commonly display a “window” – a dull, unreflective area which severely compromises the stone’s beauty. So the cut has to be styled to minimize that leakage.
Creating a gemstone is an absolute art. It takes years of practice to hone this art. We should value all the hands through which the gemstone has passed before reaching our fingers. This art definitely deserves recognition.
About KHANNA GEMS
Khanna Gems Private Limited is the hallmark of quality gemstones and jewelry and is one of the most trusted names in gemology. It is the gold standard in certified gemstones and diamonds. Established in 1987, Khanna gems has been serving people from all walks of life and satisfying customers by providing quality service and products at an affordable and valid price.Khanna gems gets gems and diamonds certified by IGI-GTL, an outfit of Gem & Jewelry Export Promotion Council, which is sponsored by Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India.
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