Gem Junkies

From Cab to Brilliant

November 16, 2019 Season 2 Episode 24
Gem Junkies
From Cab to Brilliant
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Gem Junkies
From Cab to Brilliant
Nov 16, 2019 Season 2 Episode 24
Parle Jewelry Design's Jonathan and Brecken Farnsworth.
Today we answer a fans question about gemstone cuts. By no means are we experts on how to actually cut/facet gemstones rather, we’ll discuss the evolution of gem cutting and the different cut styles.
Show Notes

Today we answer a fans question about gemstone cuts.  By no means are we experts on how to actually cut/facet gemstones rather, we’ll discuss the evolution of gem cutting and the different cut styles. 

 

00:000:00                           50th Episode

01:01:00                             Common Cold

02:15:00                             Introduction of Gem Cutting

03:33:00                             When do you think humans began cutting gemstones

04:37:00                             Bruting

05:38:00                             3000 BC

06:41:00                             The oldest gemstone used in jewelry

06:59:00                             Other gemstones that were easy to manipulate during this time

08:01:50                             Middle Ages

09:30:00                             Cabochons to harness magical properties

10:37:00                             The hunt to get diamonds to sparkle

11:17:00                             1380

12:00:00                             16th Century

12:25:00                             Bruting diamonds

12:55:00                             The culet

13:33:00                             Hello, single cut gemstone

14:53:00                             The gemstone tells us what it can do

16:14:00                             Cutting colored gemstones vs. diamonds

16:52:00                             Face up shape

19:43:00                             The parts of the gemstone

20:32:00                             Brilliant cut/variation of cuts/faceting



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