Gem cutting forms


Gemstones can be cut into different shapes such as faceted stones, cablochons, spheres or beads. They can also be fit together with other precious stones or different materials as in the case of inlays or mosaics. Finally, they can be carved to produce intaglios or cameos.

Alternative labels

gem cutting formats
a gem cutting form
gem cutting types
gem cutting varieties
gem cutting form

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Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Gem cutting forms is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Precious stone cutter: Precious stone cutters use cutting machines and tools to cut or carve diamonds and other gemstones according to diagrams and patterns while considering different specifications. They are experts at fabricating jewellery such as rings, brooches, chains and bracelets from gemstones.

Optional knowledge

Gem cutting forms is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022