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Are fancy cut stones less durable???

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shaunrice

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Just wanted to know whether or not fancy cut stones are more prone to chipping, cracking, breaking etc??? Or are the perhaps MORE stable than traditional cuts??? Thanks!
 

coatimundi_org

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Durability depends on the type of stone--not the way it's faceted--unless you are talking about really thin girdles or pointy corners and the like.
 

chrono

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Durability depends on the chemical composition of the gemstone, not so much its cut (and of course, its clarity to a certain extent). The only way it can possibly be more prone to damage than traditional cutting would be an extremely pointy corner or a very thin girdle, as mentioned by Coati.
 
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