There are many different ways to shape a gemstone. These different designs are also known as cuts, since this is what they basically are: different ways to cut a gemstone. Each of these cuts produces a unique shape and gives a special aesthetic to the stone and to the entire jewelry piece.
Many of these cuts are used for body jewelry. In order to choose the best jewelry piece for yourself, it’s important to know what these cuts are, how they are shaped and how they can be used to emphasize the beauty of any jewelry piece.
Popular Gem Cuts
The most popular gem cuts include:
- Round cut is probably the most popular of them all. It is specially designed to emphasize the gem’s brilliance. Typically, a round (brilliant) cut has 57 or 58 facets. This is