Why Are Geshia® Gemstones Always Radiant?

Cut And Brightness Among Geshia Gemstones


No gemstone is born in nature with inherent brightness. It is the cut of the gemstone that brings out its radiance. Very often, the cut of a gemstone is as important as the gemstone itself.

Cut, as opposed to what the term suggests, does not refer to the shape of the stone but to how well it is cut at different angles in proper proportions, symmetry and polish.

There are several types of procedures that could come under lapidary like faceting, tumbling, carving and cabbing. Faceting is the most appropriate when we talk about gemstones and in this, the raw stone is cut in facets, which are the small flat surfaces you see on your gemstone. This is so that the light that enters the gemstone is internally reflected several times before hitting the eyes of the viewer which enhances the brightness of the stone. So essentially, in a poorly cut stone, the light from the stone kind of leaks away and does not hit the eyes of the viewer. There are no fixed grades for assessment of cut as the brilliance of a stone depends on its refractive index which obviously varies among gemstones. The factors however considered are proportion and finish.

The quality of brilliance of a gemstone refers to how glittery the gemstone is.

Gemstones are cut to maximize brilliance which is expressed as the percentage of light that is reflected by the gemstone. Most techniques in lapidary are aimed at retaining maximum weight (to preserve commercial value) as well as to ensure highest possible level of brilliance.

In any well cut stone, the light usually enters through the crown (part of the stone), gets reflected within the stone itself and then exits the gemstone through the crown again. In case of poor quality of jewelry, there may extinction or windowing observed. Windowing happens when the gemstone is cut too shallow and there are areas of faded color seen.

Extinction is seen in gemstones that are cut too deep and is seen as darkened areas of coloration. You, however, don't need to sweat it out about such things because this isn't the place where you would find such faulty gemstones. The techniques of cut are not blindly applied to every gemstone. The refractive index, hardness and dispersion of the gemstone are assessed. The techniques of cutting depend on the gemstone. Shallow cuts are more suitable for more lightness and saturation and vice versa. In case you're wondering why we pay such attention to cutting the gemstone, it is so that it looks brighter and inclusions can be removed this way.

Evidently, gemstone jewelry is not just about pretty things to match with dresses but a whole lot of science and technology that is made use of tirelessly by trained professionals to work towards making something beautiful. We at Geshia add a little something to this science and technology, we add love to the jewelry we make which is why we make sure our gemstones have superior cut and are gleaming and bright.

Cutting gemstones is an art and a lot of times, the efforts are not centered around just enhancing the brilliance but also towards creating pieces of art, using sculptural techniques among other things. So essentially that rock in your jewelry is not just another pretty thing, it is art.

Hence when you wear Geshia® jewelry, YOU WALK WITH ART, YOU WEAR ART, YOU CARRY ART WITH YOU.