The jewelry pieces made of high quality sterling silver look great and fashionable, but the gemstones are making them absolutely gorgeous. It is safe to say that gemstone jewelry makes the best contribution into the glitter and sparkle of your wardrobe.
The rings are complimented with precious gemstones and crystals of various colors to fit different wardrobe’s color schemes. But the color might be not the only difference. The way those stones are cut is also very important. There are various shapes available today so let us explain the most common ones for you to not get lost in the beautiful variety of choices.
The most popular shape for gemstones is the round-brilliant cut. It is the one to have the most sparkle. This is an ideal cut that has fifty eight faces arranged in a way to reflect the highest possible amount of light. This ideal cut is the most expensive as the production creates a lot of wasted material.
A little bit less pricy is an oval cut that has two faces less and represents an ellipsoid version of the previous one. Created in the 60s of the previous century it has very fast gained its popularity.
The often used and really elegant shape is the marquise. It has 56 faces cut in oval-shaped stone, but a bit more stretched in one direction. The legend is that king Louis the XIV has ordered to polish a diamond into the shape to look like the mouth of Marquise of Pompadour. The result is this beautiful cut. It was name after Marquise. Both oval cut and marquise gemstones showcase the bow-tie effect, with marquise having it in a higher extent. This effect refers to some regions of a diamond in a shape of a bow-tie being a bit darker than the rest of the stone.
The pear shaped stones are more often used for earrings or pendants. This shape is often called the teardrop and it also shows some signs of the bow-tie effect.
One of the most romantic forms available for the gemstones is the one shaped as a heart. There are many examples of such stones in our sterling silver jewelry collection. The previously mentioned darker regions might be presented as well.
The last but absolutely not the least attractive cut for crystals and gemstones is the baguette cut. It is really something different, with the four flat edges and a flat top part. This shape is greatly used for the seamless setting look.
So that was a bit of introduction into different shapes and cuts of gemstones and crystals that make the jewelry look even more shiny and elegant. It might come in handy when you will search for that one of a kind ring.