When evaluating a gemstone, it’s important to analyze the quality of the gemstone’s cut. The quality of the cut will determine how the light catches the gemstone and refracts the light. Ultimately, the goal is to maximize the gemstone’s brilliance by cutting the material in the most efficient way possible.
There are many ways in which a gemstone’s cut would be considered less than ideal. A couple of good examples would be:
Here at Paraiba International, we evaluate each of our gemstone’s cut. While there’s no official cut grading system for color stones, we’ve model our system after the GIA’s (Gemological Institute of America) for diamonds.
The Cutting grades are: