No one cut to fit all: fancy cuts can enhance the appeal of certain gemstones and high jewellery houses like Graff, Chopard and Messika are using them in their creations. Photo: Graff
No one cut to fit all: fancy cuts can enhance the appeal of certain gemstones and high jewellery houses like Graff, Chopard and Messika are using them in their creations. Photo: Graff

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Inside the intricate craft of stone cutting: every high jewellery house fancies a different cut, from Graff’s love of geometry to Chopard’s chandelier earrings that feature briolette diamonds

  • High jewellery houses like Graff, Chopard, Messika and Ronald Abram are using fancy cuts in their creations for their unique aesthetics and refractive qualities
  • It’s not all about the carats – a re-cut of a vintage gem can boost its clarity and colour, which can increase its value by enhancing the intensity of its sparkle

No one cut to fit all: fancy cuts can enhance the appeal of certain gemstones and high jewellery houses like Graff, Chopard and Messika are using them in their creations. Photo: Graff
No one cut to fit all: fancy cuts can enhance the appeal of certain gemstones and high jewellery houses like Graff, Chopard and Messika are using them in their creations. Photo: Graff
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