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Untreated Precision-Cut Gemstones (better it does not get...)

Razor-Sharp Master-Cuts! From the best cutters of Europe, Asia and the USA. Nothing less but perfect! 

What is a precision cut and why are they more expensive? Read on below....

Terracotta orange Ceylon Zircon.

4.53 Carat (sold)
Terracotta Orange
Medium Dark 70
Free of Inclusions

precision cut untreated danburite in leaf design
Price:
$4,400.00
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8.02 Carat
White White
Lightly Included

Fresh grass green Ceylon tourmaline
Price:
$1,200.00
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1.46 Carat
Fresh Grass Green
Medium 50
Lightly Included

Tinted white Montana sapphire
Price:
$1,250.00
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0.75 Carat
Tinted White
Very Lightly Included

Reddish purple Ceylon Zircon.
Price:
$2,400.00
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6.42 Carat
Reddish Purple
Medium Dark 70
Free of Inclusions

 

Price:
$1,150.00
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1.75 Carat
Fresh Mint Green
Medium Dark 65
Very Lightly Included

danburite looking like diamond
Price:
$3,800.00
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16.37 Carat
Pure White
Very Lightly Included

Golden yellow Ceylon Zircon.
Price:
$950.00
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1.45 Carat
Golden Yellow
Medium Dark 70
Lightly Included

 

2.95 Carat (sold)
Multicolor
Play of Colors
Jelly Yellow

Cinnamon Ceylon Zircon.
Price:
$2,500.00
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5.42 Carat
Shiny Cinnamon
Medium Dark 70
Free of Inclusions

 

5 carat bright neon green blue tourmaline
Price:
$7,900.00
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5.15 Carat
Bright Blue Green
Light Medium 40
Very Lightly Included

Bi-colored white Ceylon sapphire

1.10 Carat (sold)
Bi-Colored White
Free of Inclusions

Price:
$550.00
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0.98 Carat
Fresh Leaf Green
Medium 50
Free of Inclusions

fine mint tourmaline
Price:
$860.00
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0.63 Carat
Fine Mint Green
Medium Dark 70
Free of Inclusions

Rainbow cinnamon yellow Pakistani titanite
Price:
$5,500.00
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7.26 Carat
Rainbow in Golden Yellow
Medium Dark 70
Lightly Included

 

Golden yellow pair of Ceylon zircon
Price:
$3,900.00
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12.17 Carat (pair)
Golden Yellow
Medium 50
Free of Inclusions

Price:
$1,250.00
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1.32 Carat
Dense Mint Green
Medium Dark 75
Free of Inclusions

german cut rhodolite without treatments
Reg. Price:
$520.00
Sale Price:
$390.00
Save:
$130.00
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1.80 Carat
Deep Reddish Purple
Medium Dark 75
Lightly Included
Lavender purple Badakshan spinel
Price:
$2,100.00
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3.72 Carat
Color-Shifting Rose Pink-Purple
Medium Dark 60
Free of Inclusions

 

Price:
$1,750.00
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26.12 Carat
Metallic Green
Light Medium 40
Free of Inclusions

precision cut tinted white danburite 16 carat
Price:
$4,400.00
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16.81 Carat
Pure White
Very Lightly Included

Rich metallic blue Montana sapphire
Price:
$1,400.00
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0.62 Carat
Rich Metallic Blue
Medium Dark 55
Lightly Included

15 carat round white quartz
Price:
$1,875.00
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15.57 Carat
White White
Free of Inclusions​

Deep ultramarine blue Ceylon cobalt spinel
Price:
$13,920.00
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5.37 Carat
Deep Ultramarine Blue

Medium Dark 80
Very Lightly Included

Tinted white Montana sapphire
Price:
$1,400.00
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0.61 Carat
Fancy Blue
Free of Inclusions

 

Steel blue Montana sapphire
Price:
$2,500.00
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1.09 Carat
Steely Blue
Light Medium 45
Very Lightly Included

Price:
$525.00
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0.97 Carat
Greenish Yellow
Light Medium 40
Free of Inclusions

rose pink morganite in pink gold and diamonds and jewelry from the old mines
Price:
$125,000.00
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From the David Jerome Collection:
Unheated 15.93 ct Madagascan Morganite 
in 18k Rose Gold
with 0.50 ct & Pink-Red Sapphires
Tender Rose Pink

oval natural chrysoberyl
Price:
$950.00
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1.80 Carat
Golden Green
Medium Dark 70
Free of Inclusions

unheated red zircon from Sri Lanka in wide pear shape

1.68 Carat (sold)
Orange-Pink-Red
Medium Dark 60
Free of Inclusions

Price:
$1,660.00
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1.645 Carat
Vibrant Mint Green
Medium 50
Lightly Included 

Price:
$2,450.00
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1.57 Carat (hold)
Colorchanger
Medium Dark 75
Lightly Included

white gold and diamonds with neon blue aquamarine earrings
Price:
$28,500.00
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From the David Jerome Collection:
Untreated 2.41 ct Brazilian Aquamarine 
in 18k White Gold
with 1.12ct Diamonds
Bright Neon Blue

Aqua greenish blue Montana sapphire
Price:
$9,000.00
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2.34 Carat
Aqua Greenish Blue
Light Medium 40
Lightly Included

 

Peach purple Badakshan spinel
Price:
$1,490.00
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1.90 Carat
Peach Purple
Medium Dark 60
Lightly Included

 

16.18 Carat (sold)
Color Changer
Medium Dark 80
Free of Inclusions

matching pair round brilliant tourmalines in green blue aka indicolites for a pair of studs in rare
Price:
$1,950.00
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2.64 Carat
Fresh Grass Green
Medium 55
Free of Inclusions

neon red rubellite, free of treatments, no window, no black-out even in low light
Price:
$750.00
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0.39 Carat
Neon Purple-Red-Pink
Medium Dark 60
Lightly Included


What are precision cuts?

All gems in this section have been facetted according the highest standards of modern gemstone cutting.

What does this mean? Ever since the first human picked up a colored crystal to adorn his hairy self or his equally hairy companion, gemstones have been shaped to look prettier, incur magic or simply fit on a string.

Perhaps beginning in Idar-Oberstein, some 500 years ago, this shaping of natural gems became an official craft. Formal rules and standards were developed, and exported worldwide.

The industrial revolution produced the tools used in today’s lapidaries from Sri Lanka to Brazil. 

Formally incorrect, this old-world craft is often called ‘hand-cutting’ but we should better refer to ‘traditional cutting’ since precision cuts are also done by hand. The quality of traditional cutting depends on the individual performance of a craftsman/women. It can be anywhere from terribly shoddy to literally brilliant.

Over the last decade, a new dimension of perfection has been reached. The computer and its software, connected to precision cutting tools, have ‘liberated’ cutters from second guessing, gut-feeling and gut-decisions.

The results are spectacular. Facets end where they are supposed to end (that is exactly where the next facet begins), culets are pinpoint centered, girdles and tables are symmetric, height of crowns and pavilions, and their relation to each other, are a result of meticulous planning, nothing is left to chance.

Each new cut is based on the always unique rough and the specific demands that each gem variety presents to the cutter with individual reflective indexes, color distributions, and all the optical miracles that nature has blessed us with.

This is not to say that precision cuts are lifeless machine-based products. Designing a cut is still a creative act of art. Precision cutters have their own styles and characters, even if they use CAD and 3D software. Some are better than others. Each is unique.

Precision cuts need 25-50% more rough, and, as you can imagine from the qualified process, demand higher prices even than the finest traditional cutting.

Another term is ‘machine cut’, meaning that a gem is facetted in an automated process without any human input other than to program the machine doing the job. Obviously, the end-result of such a process could be very precise and flawless but will depend on the programming and quality of the machine doing the job. To my knowledge, machine-cuts are limited to cheaper rough, mostly synthetic or abundant small material.

Finally, I must explain the word ‘calibrated’. This term describes gems that are cut into given standard sizes so as to fit into mass-produced settings or so called ‘findings’. One would assume that ‘machine cut’ and ‘calibrated’ are the same, but this must not be, since a human cutter may well produce calibrated gems, though it sounds like little fun.

No doubt, the higher the value of the rough the less likely will we find calibrated and/or machine cut gems in the market.

Given the multidimensional, and often opposing, set of factors that every serious gem-design process entails, it is apparent that only human creativity and intuition can guarantee each unique and ultra-valuable ruby crystal a chance to become the most attractive gemstone possible. I hope we never get to the point of leaving this process to a machine, or do we? I don’t know.

Read about how to judge a precision cut on photo.


P.S. Excursion on fine traditional hand cutting: One needs a lens to distinguish a fine handcut from a perfect precision cut. The latter comes with exactly meeting edges, tightly ordered facets, 100% accurate angles, etc etc. all with zero human error, less with any ugly gem faux-pas. A perfect traditional handcut, like this one here, does also NOT commit any visible ugly offenses, no crude asymmetries, no fish-eye windows, no off-center culets or bad polishing etc. but under the lens you catch these little human defects that reveal the cutter's lack of design software and precision hard-ware. An experienced cutter with traditional quality tools and (most importantly) fine rough material can give a gem almost as much beauty as a precision cutter but the final detail is beyond his reach.

Does it matter, you may ask? Yes, if you love perfection and want only the best regardless of the cost. No, if you don't want to pay the precision-cut-premium, won't use the lens anyways, and 'only' want the prettiest gem for your money.

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