Hand Cut Gemstones are Beautiful!
There just a few crucial reasons why a hand cut gemstone is simply more beautiful
than any commercial cut gemstone. I will try to list the most important reasons below.
||Hand cut Gemstones
||Commercial Cut Gemstones
||Hand cut gemstones are cut for brilliance and this requires sacrificing
the overall weight of the finished gemstone to have the most brililance
or light return.
||The gemstones are cut for weight because, commercially,
they are sold by the carat, not by the brilliance.
||The gemstone is cut solely to preserve the perfect angles that will
give the gemstone the greatest light return.
||The gemstones are cut to make sure they fit calibrated sizes and
will be cut too deeply or too shallowly to fit the mold.
||Gemcutters like myself are artists first and businessmen second.
I want my gemstone babies to be beautiful. Then they will sell themselves.
||Commercial gemcutters have to meet quotas of how many cut carats
they sell compared to how many rough carats they used up. They are
looking after their monetary requirements not the gemstone.
The Ideal Cut Returns Light Through the Top of the Gemstone
A Shallow Cut Misdirects Light Through the Bottom of the
A Deep Cut Misdirects Light Through the Side of the Gemstone