WHAT IS “CUT”?
A gemstone’s cut refers to its overall shape, as well as to the level of skill with which the cutter has faceted and polished the stone to be brilliant and reflect light.
Unlike in the case of diamonds, there are no standard “ideal” cuts for tanzanite: each individual tanzanite crystal must be custom cut to help the finished gem display its best color and brilliance. Expect every tanzanite on this website to be cut slightly differently to the next – as a personalized cut is crucial to bringing out each colored gemstone’s unique personality.
The cut shape describes the shape into which the rough gemstone has been cut. Tanzanite is cut into a wide variety of shapes. such as these illustrated below:
WHAT MAKES A WELL-CUT TANZANITE ?
A well-cut tanzanite will display the gemstone’s color to its best ability, look symmetrical when viewed from above, and reflect light at the proper angles to create brilliance and sparkle.