Techniques for Carving Gemstone?

Answer Humans have been carving gemstone for hundreds of thousands of years. The first techniques used involved using stones to chip or etch other stones. As technology advanced, equipment became more ref... Read More »

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What does"rough cut gemstone"mean?

Rough-cut gemstones are those that have had their rough edges removed and that have been polished so they can be judged for color, clarity, carat weight and other factors. Rough cut gemstones that ... Read More »

What Is a Moissanite Gemstone?

Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but moissanite might be able to take a close second. This hard and brilliant gemstone has several qualities that make it superior to diamonds to some people, w... Read More »

What does rough-cut gemstone mean?

A rough-cut gemstone is one that has preliminary cuts made that show off the best features of the stone. The stone is not polished and is not cut into a traditional facet design, such as brilliant ... Read More »

Is a ruby a gemstone?

The ruby, the birthstone for July, is a gemstone known for its red color. It's the red version of the mineral corundum, which also is a key part of sapphires. Rubies are mined in Myanmar, Vietnam, ... Read More »