SAPPHIRE CUT

 WHAT MAKES A WELL CUT Sapphire  ?

Cut means the overall shape of the gemstones, as well as how skillfully the cutter has faceted and polished the stone to be brilliant and reflect light. A well-cut sapphire will display the color of the gemstone to its best ability, as well as being symmetrical when viewed from above and reflecting light at the proper angles to create brilliance and sparkle.

CUT SHAPE

Cut describes the shape into which the rough gemstone has been cut.  Sapphires are cut into a wide variety of shapes such a those illustrated below.

Cut – Proportions, brilliance and beauty

Cut also refers to how skillfully the cutter has faceted and polished the stone to be brilliant and reflect light.

The accuracy of the angles, proportions, and symmetry all greatly affect how light travels within the stone, how bright and brilliant the stone will be, and also the intensity of color.

Unlike diamonds, there are no standard “ideal” cuts for sapphires, as each individual sapphire crystal must be custom cut to help the finished gem display the best color and brilliance. Since sapphires come in such a broad variety of colors, each with its own unique properties, there are no specific proportion requirements.

Master cutters precision cut all of Richland’s sapphires to provide only premium cut gemstones, which have perfect face up symmetry and excellent proportions.

well cut gemstones tanznaite and sapphire

Our gemologist will check to see how symmetrical the gemstone is and how proportionate its facets are. A well cut stone has centered, even, and parallel facets (right). The poorly cut cushion cut (left) has uneven corners and badly arranged, irregular shaped facets.