A quality cut is one of the most important elements in a gemstone. With over 40 years in the diamond and gemstone manufacturing business, we know how to maximize the beauty of each and every gemstone.

Each gemstone must be cut according to its own specific requirements. Each one has particular color, clarity and shape considerations which play a part in determining the best way to cut it.

An excellent cut will emphasize the brilliance of the stone, and its features such as its proportion and symmetry. The cut will also take into account the type and locations of any inclusions, aiming to minimize them as much as possible.

Gemstone Cut Vocabulary


Gemstone Diagram


Diameter The measurement across the girdle from side to side.
Table The large facet (face) at the top of the gemstone.
Girdle The edge of the gemstone connecting the crown and the pavilion.
The greatest circumference of the gemstone is at the girdle.
Crown The upper section of the gemstone from the table to the girdle.
Culet The smallest facet on the lowest point of the gemstone.
Pavilion The part of the gemstone from culet to the girdle.
Depth The gemstone measurement from the table to the culet.

The Connection between Color and Cut

Every gemstone has its own particular features which affect the way light travels through the stone and is reflected back up through the table. Sometimes, when the color saturation is on the high side, the cut is deliberately crafted to be shallower, allowing more light to travel through the gemstone. Similarly, if the color saturation is more limited, a deeper cut will allow the existing color to shine through to a greater extent.

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