The process of cutting and polishing gems is called gem-cutting (or lapidary). Gems are cut and polished by progressive abrasion using finer and finer grits of harder substances.
Above is an example of how cutting affects a gemstone’s appearance. These are 3.5mm yellow sapphires prior to going into a bracelet. Stone #1, in addition to having better proportions, has a flower, or star pattern at the base/culet of the stone. The result is a much brighter looking stone.
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