cus·tom cut gem·stone | ˈkə-stəm kət jem-ˌstōn
A gemstone that has been cut by a professional lapidary
The custom cutting process takes much time and effort. Custom cut gemstones are not often sold at chain jewelers. With that being said, there is often a premium price associated with them. As expected, custom cut gemstones often have a unique facet design. Custom cut gemstones are hand cut. If the cutter has completed his or her job accuracelty, the stone was cut with the maximum care, each facet meets, and is of premium quality with the best polish.As one learns more and more about custom cut gemstones, he or she will notice the difference difference between American custom cut gemstones and those from overseas (often commercial cut stones). Every custom cut gemstone should illustrate accurate angles and supreme brilliance. For example, each facet should be cut carefully and polished to each meet point, regardless if the girdle facets are polished or not. As a reference, you should not see lopsided symmetry, windows, or any other blemishes that you may typically find in commercial cut stones. Custom cut gemstones are sensationally brilliant individual pieces of art, making your overall look very unique.