The art of lapidary, the process of faceting, carving and tumbling gemstones, gives us lustrous and sparkling materials to lovingly place into our jewellery settings. The shape and cut of a gemstone can be dictated by the size and state of the stone once mined, creating limitation but also possibility. Gemstones are cut to be beautiful and durable, allowing for all kinds of design possibilities to flourish. Different gemstones also lend themselves to certain cuts. Opaque gemstones look stunning as cabochon beads just as a diamond allures when perfectly faceted. Learn more about the gemstone shapes and cuts we use in Gemondo jewellery below.