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Daily Wire Tip Jan. 4: About Lucky Stone CZs
Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for
January 4, 2011
Hello Dale, I make lots of rings using 8x10mm oval, 8mm round, and 10mm round stones. The new multi-colored CZs that were offered on the Daily Deal have an 8×10 concave cut. Does that mean it has no culet? Are they a good cut to use for rings in order to get the best fire or light for brilliance?
-Kaye in Richmond, Virginia
Hi Kaye, “concave cut” means that the pavilion of the stone has been faceted using concave cuts. These are smooth round dips into the stone that join together at their sides, rather than regular facets that are most often triangular but flat cuts. Think of a scalloped edge, this is concave.
And yes, all of the stones have culets; some are just elongated. Due to the way light is broken up and reflected through concave cuts, they really make the colors in these stones jump! These Lucky CZs will make lovely and unusual rings.
Answer contributed by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
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