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Best cut for "east-west" blue stone ring?

Discussion in 'Colored Gemstones' started by SouthernGent, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. SouthernGent
    Rough_Rock

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    by SouthernGent » Dec 6, 2018
    In one of my first posts here (https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/stone-or-ring-first.245383/), I asked for assistance in designing a men's ring for myself using some sort of blue stone - tourmaline, zircon, topaz, aquamarine, etc. In intend for the stone to site transversely (east-west is the term I keep seeing on jeweler's websites).
    What would be the best cut for this, emerald or oval? I guess it would depend on the stone, too, yes? For example, many aquamarines use an emerald cut in order to show off that clear blue color. Any guidance?
     
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    by chrono » Dec 6, 2018
    Aquamarines are often in emerald cut not to show off the colour but because the natural shape of the rough is pencil-like, so it minimizes rough material loss in the cutting process.

    Any cut will be fine for EW. It is dependent on the design to make it work.
     
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    by SouthernGent » Dec 6, 2018
    Ah, I see. Thanks for educating me on why aquamarines are often cut that way.
     
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    by MakingTheGrade » Dec 6, 2018
    It’s really cool! I highly recommend finding a video of the effect :)
     

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