Standard Gem Cuts

 
  Round 
 
  Oval 
 
  Antique 
 
  Heart Shape 
 
  Marquise 
 
  Pear Shape 
 
  Square 
 
  Baguette 
 
  Octagon 
   
 

Proper cutting is what gives a gemstone its beauty and brilliance. Many people are confused about what a well cut gemstone looks like. There are no big mysteries about judging good cutting, it is very simple. When viewing a gemstone, looking at the table, a well cut gemstone will be very bright across the entire surface. This brightness is light being bounced around inside the gemstone, reflecting back to your eye.

 

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