Tuesday, February 21, 2012

What does it Mean to Have Your Gemstone Trillion Cut?

When selecting gemstones one of the things you have to decide is the type of cut you enjoy wearing. You are probably familiar with the Emerald Cut of the Princess Cut. Let's look at one that you may not be familiar with; the Trillion Cut.

Both Precious and Semi-Precious gemstones can be cut in the Trillion Cut. This cut originated in Amsterdam, Holland and is often used in the side stones that accent a solitaire. You can also find trillion cut center stones or solitaires. The trillion cut is popular because it catches the light well and give the gemstone a lot of sparkle and shine due to all of the faceting that goes on with the trillion cut.

Trillion cut stones are triangular in shape with rounded corners. A trillion cut gemstone or diamond has 25 facets above the girdle and 19 facets on the pavilion. A gemstone has to be near perfect for it to be suitable for a trillion cut because this type of cut will show any imperfections and flaws that are within the gemstone.

If you have selected this shape of stone in your jewelry pieces, you will want to make sure that they are stable in the jewelry setting because corners can ship or crack during normal wear if they are not set properly and have protective corner settings. Make a habit to check your setting and stones each time you clean your jewelry piece.

While the trillion cut is considered to be a fancy cut in a gemstone or diamond, it doesn't mean that they aren't affordable. This cut is very popular and can be used in any of your gemstones and most likely you already have this cut in your jewelry box now.

by Jasmine Yesak, Contributing Editor at ChasingTreasure.com, online retailer of quality jewelry boxes, jewelry organizers and watch boxes. Jasmine is a Jewelry Enthusiast and Organization Consultant, she writes about Jewelry Care and Jewelry Storage Tips.

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