The Art and Craft…
… of Gemstone Cutting – an Obituary
Shaped over millions of years and hidden in the remotest corners of the world, each gemstone is a unique gift of nature. When a rough gemstone is unearthed, it usually appears insignificant and unspectacular. Yet it carries its own unique story. Only when the hidden beauty of such a stone is discovered and highlighted through skilful cutting and polishing, it is transformed into a colourful and sparkling treasure that will be captivating for anybody looking at it.
This transformation through cutting and polishing requires a deep understanding of the rough stone material and profound knowledge and experience of how to unravel the stone’s magical beauty through precise and skilful work.
We have lost such an expert of gemstone transformation, our master gemstone cutter. We mourn the loss of a dear colleague whom we will remember fondly.
Text: Christine Matter