Gemstone cuts are the shapes and contours of a gemstone that determine its appearance and beauty. Different cuts can have vastly different effects on a gemstone’s beauty, depending on the shape and style of the cut. Gemstone cuts come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and angles to create diverse visual effects and optical illusions. In this blog post, we’ll be taking a look at the top 5 most popular gemstone cuts and what makes them so desirable. Read on to find out which ones made the list!


Regular Cut GemstonesRegular Cut is the most common type of gemstone cut. The gemstone is cut in a symmetrical shape with a flat base and a dome-shaped top. This type of cut is usually used on round or oval-shaped gems and can be found in many different shapes and sizes. The depth and angles of the cut will vary based on the size, shape, and quality of the stone. This type of cut provides a good balance between brilliance and fire, making it an ideal choice for many different types of jewelry.


Checkerboard Cut GemstonesThis cut features parallel faceting, which creates a unique checkerboard pattern on the top of the stone. The technique of the Checkerboard Cut is not overly complicated. Essentially, the gemstone is cut with several parallel sets of facets. These facets are placed at an angle of 90 degrees to each other. This results in a pattern of alternating facet sets that create a checkerboard pattern when looking at the stone from the top.


Buff Top Cut GemstonesThis cut features a flat table with a large, domed crown on top of the girdle. The result is a gemstone that appears to have no facets, but the light reflected off the curved top creates an incredible sparkle. This cut works best on stones with light or transparent hues and can add a unique and beautiful look to any piece of jewelry. Due to its domed crown, the Buff Top Cut adds extra depth and dimension to the stone. It also allows light to pass through it, creating a stunning display of luminosity. This type of cut makes it easier to see the stone’s true beauty and color, and it gives the piece a classic and timeless look.


Diamond Cut GemstonesDiamond cut has 57 or 58 facets, similar to the shape of a real diamond. It is one of the oldest and most traditional cuts, so it is often used with classic and traditional designs. The diamond cut also creates a lot of sparkle and brilliance as light reflects off each facet. When cutting a diamond cut, the gemstone must be carefully examined and the facets must be even and symmetrical in order to get the desired sparkle effect.


Princess Cut GemstonesThe princess cut features 58 facets, which gives it more sparkle than other gem cuts.  It has four main ‘corner’ facets and each of these is divided into two triangular ones - this makes up the 16 corner facets that give the stone its unique ‘square with rounded corners’ shape. In between these corner facets are 42 other small triangular or kite-shaped faceting; these create an elegant pavilion design that maximizes light return from any direction. To maximize brilliance in the stone, all of these facets must be polished correctly to ensure that light reflects correctly off each surface.

We understand that selecting the perfect gemstone for your special occasion or simply to add sparkle to your jewelry collection can be daunting. That's why we offer a wide selection of gemstone cuts so you can find exactly what you're looking for. From traditional cuts like princess and emerald to more unique cuts like cushion and rose, we have a variety of shapes and styles to choose from.

Our skilled gem cutters craft each stone with precision and attention to detail to ensure that the quality is top-notch. We pride ourselves on providing only the highest quality natural gemstones, so you can be sure that your purchase will last for many years to come.

At GemsBiz explore our extensive collection of gemstones today. With us, you can rest assured that you’re getting the very best value for money and quality for your gemstones.

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