Mini-Podcast - Episode 36: Basic Gemstone Cutting

December 10, 2021

Today we cover some important jewelry production basics: gemstone cutting or lapidary. Do you know the difference between a cabochon and a raw stone? Why do we continue to use cabochon stones today? And what inspired lapidarists to begin making those iconic, geometric planes we call ‘facets’?  Find out today on the Les Enluminures podcast. 

Resources: 

Byzantine Gemstone Ring set with an Amethyst
Renaissance Marriage Portrait Cameo Ring