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A Simple Guide to Stone Cuts
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Do you ever wonder how stone beads get their unique shapes? Below is a simple guide to some of our most recent and popular stone cuts!





ROUGH & SIMPLE CUTS


Rough Cut and Simple Cut stones are individually shaped and cut by skilled artisans. Each stone type needs to be treated differently in the cutting process as the hardness of the stone and its formation dictate the way the stone is handled and its suitability for different cuts.







Diamond cut stones are faceted with diamond drill bits for sharper and more precise facets for more sparkle than a conventionally faceted stone.











"Checkerboard" Cut
Tons of industry innovation has led to a way to mass-produce this diamond cut “checkerboard” pattern. At first glance, it appears to be a 4mm microfacet. Take a closer look - the puffed edge leads to a checkerboard faceted face. That’s a lot of surface to catch and move light in a multitude of directions. Dakota Stones did not assist in the creation of the cut, however, we noticed its unique beauty and design attribute and quickly added it to our diamond-cut microfacet line.





 
Each cabochon is cut and shaped by hand to precise dimensions that coincide with commercially available pre-fabricated bezels and settings. The consistency is also meant to help designers create continuity within pieces that need to be sold at a large volume.








Star cut stones combine the traditional round and faceted round with fewer facets to create a more modern cut. The 24 facet cut eliminates excess weight without sacrificing visual impact. May also be called “Rose Cut”.








Stones in the dsPremier collection are exclusively designed, cut, and produced by Dakota Stones. They are cut from unique and premium rough materials to exacting specifications to create one of a kind. Please note that many strands in the DS premiere collection are unique and may only be available in limited quantities.







Our 8-inch Continuity collection is composed entirely of stone types and cuts that we can continue to source. This line is perfect for designers to replicate designs in quantity. We also specialize in unique shapes cut for consistency. All holes are laser-drilled for smooth edges.


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Karen Feder Date 6/24/2019
Interesting and good to know! Thanks!
Adriane Kichler Date 6/24/2019
Always interested in picking up a few new "pearls". Thanks
Vikas Chordia Date 6/25/2019
Hi!! I am a Gemstone enthusiast, I love to read about gemstones. Your blog is very nice I love to read it. http://www.chordiajewels.com/ Thanks for the Information.
Sharon Redgrave Date 6/25/2019
I love the rough cuts and Exclusive you do! A real favorite of mine, as it lends itself quite wonderfully to pieces that are inspired by fantasy and SciFi. They are always of top quality! Thanks!
 
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