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Maximizing Sparkle and Fire in Custom Cut Gemstones

Custom cut gemstones are not only beautiful, but they can also be made to maximize their sparkle and fire. When you choose to have a custom gemstone cutting, you have the opportunity to create a truly unique piece of jewelry that stands out from the crowd. In this article, we'll explore the ways in which a skilled lapidarist can maximize the sparkle and fire of your custom cut precious stones.

Understanding Sparkle and Fire

Before we dive into the techniques used to maximize sparkle and fire, it's important to understand what these terms mean. Sparkle refers to the brightness of a gemstone when viewed in different lighting conditions. Fire, on the other hand, refers to the flashes of color that are seen when a gemstone is viewed in direct light.

Choosing the Right Cut

One of the most important factors in maximizing sparkle and fire is choosing the right cut. The cut of a gemstone determines its ability to reflect light, so it's essential to select a cut that's appropriate for the stone's properties. A skilled lapidarist can analyze the stone and determine the best cut to maximize its brilliance.


Faceting is the process of cutting small, flat surfaces onto the surface of a gemstone. This is done to create more surfaces for light to reflect off, which increases the stone's sparkle and fire. A skilled lapidarist knows exactly where to place the facets to ensure the stone is as brilliant as possible.


Polishing is another essential part of maximizing sparkle and fire. The lapidarist must polish the gemstone to a high degree of clarity, removing any scratches or blemishes on the surface. A well-polished gemstone will reflect light more evenly and brightly, enhancing its sparkle and fire.

Color and Clarity

The color and clarity of a gemstone also play a role in its sparkle and fire. A gemstone with a deep, rich color will reflect light differently than a stone with a lighter color. Similarly, a stone with few inclusions or blemishes will be more brilliant than one with many flaws. A skilled lapidarist can work with the natural properties of the stone to bring out its best qualities.

At Lustre Design Corporation, we understand the importance of maximizing sparkle and fire in custom cut gemstones. Our team of lapidarists has years of experience in creating custom gemstone cutting that is designed to maximize the brilliance of each stone. We use the latest techniques and equipment to ensure that every stone is cut to perfection, and we take the time to work closely with our customers to understand their vision and create a design that's truly unique.

We pride ourselves on our ability to bring out the best qualities of each gemstone, maximizing its sparkle and fire to create a stunning piece of jewelry. When you choose Lustre for your custom cut precious stones, you can be confident that you're getting a piece that's not only beautiful but also brilliantly crafted to showcase the natural properties of the stone.

To conclude, maximizing the sparkle and fire of a custom cut gemstone requires skill, knowledge, and expertise. At Lustre Design Corporation, our lapidarists have the experience and expertise necessary to create a piece of jewelry that is not only unique but also maximizes the beauty of each gemstone. So why not consider Lustre for your next gemstone custom cutting project? With our attention to detail and commitment to quality, we'll help you create a piece that you'll treasure for a lifetime.

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