It is easy to imagine that you are a miner from the old gold rush days, when the value of a miner's life wasn't worth much, if you visit one of the modern museum mines such as up in Victoria Canada. There ou can see the cart. One of the many loose diamond rocks that come down the diamond mine coveyor belt all get some sort of viewing, and it all rolls along pretty rapidly, so large bins of waste but check again bins wait their turn. It can be so invigorating to begin to learn about gems and minerals.
It should be said that one of the most immortal things is to learn how to look at things as wit miners rocks in them, were and learn why. It i important to understand phrases such as the girdle of the damond, which is he wide point. Above that the Crown lifts to a round space on top which is the Table. The Table is the top point of the stone and also has the largest face. The phrases table spread is applied when you described the width of the table face.
Below the line of the Girdle the Pavilion is the remaining lower portion of the diamond. The Cutlet is the lower portion of the stone, and in some cheaper versions of softer stones pieces or parts of this may be missing. Remember the Table resides over all and will always receive the most attention. And we feel this is worth repeating, is the in the crucial cut of the gem the did not go too low the increase the size of the face but have it off center when looked at more critically, with out mounting which can hide and with your loupe.
For you will realize it is vital to look at a gem through your loupe in a way that begings to approach what a gemologists will see. The process of creating a gemstone out of a piece of potential is a priceless process. Then and throughout it is all step by step. We have described the gem in its general appearance and shall do so again. The top of the gem is the table, and all above the line of the Girdle is the Crown. All below the line of the Crown, or the Girdle, is the Pavilion, and below that the base of the stone the Cutlet. The Cutler is the lowest point of the gem, and therefor the weakest and may have pieces broken away.
In the process of looking for a gem or diamond that is a cut above, we can all agree there are few thrills finer that to learn how to look at a gem, and to discover some.The Cut of the Stone is the most vital in creating a man made marvel from a raw work of God. Highly esteemed indeed was he who could create some raging dynamic statement from a raw lump of carbon or some other rock. The least understood, yet most important to know is the cut of the stone. As we have mentioned, if the cutter shaved the top to try to give extra table.
If so, then he has done the stone a misservice and has demeaned its value and debased it for what it should have been. When the Stones are cut proerly they will come in classically designed and internationally recognized standards for gemsstones and diamonds. The stones are in the category of Round, Cushion, Pear, Marquise or Navette, Oval, Emerald, Radiant, Heart, Baguette, Tapered baguette, and Trilliant.The Make of how the diamond or gemstone is cut is vital. More on this.
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