Gem Cuts

Beautiful stones are faceted or fashioned into cabochons to bring out their brilliant light. It takes tremendous skill to be a gem cutter, but it only takes a love of jewels to decide which cuts you like best. Here, you will find the standard styles to help you in choosing Continue Reading

What Makes a Gem a Gem?

Of the many varieties of minerals in the Earth, only about twenty varieties qualify as gemstones. A gemstone must possess superior qualities of transparency, hardness, brilliancy, and colour. A gem must be able to be cut and polished without disintegrating if it is to be fashioned into a lasting piece Continue Reading