A Guide to Dakota Stone Cuts  |  Dakota Blog 01.17.2022

We have always been interested in unique stone cuts and ways to bring them to the market at affordable prices. Below is a guide to many of our newest stone cuts and some insight on how they came into creation.

 

Somewhere between a faceted round and a faceted rondelle is this new, higher profile, triangular diamond cut rondelle. This is a test cut and we'd love to know what you think. Would you like to see different stone types, sizes or finishes? Let us know!

 

This shape starts with a round bead that then undergoes a multi-step diamond faceting process. First, the entire bead is faceted. Then a step-cut is made around the center of the bead creating double terminated points. This cut was first coined as “Energy Tube” because it is thought that a crystal or rock with double terminated points allows energy to flow freely from both sides. The term “Prism” was added later to better describe how the geometric cut bounces and refracts light from it’s faceted surfaces.

 

 

A cutting technique that originated in the 16th Century for making diamonds sparkle. The table cut is so named for the simple fact that the top is flat, like your dining table. Each of the four sides has a simple bezel facet. Modern processes for cutting have improved so greatly in the last 300 odd years that we can now do this across an array of Jaspers, Agates and other gemstones on an entire strand of beads without needing to asses taxes on all the subjects of the kingdom 

 

 

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”.

 

 

 

The double hearted cut begins with a star cut that is then table cut to create this beautiful shape.

 

 

A revolutionary cutting process makes this intricate cut available at a remarkably low price point.  Puffed edge with a faceted checkerboard face - this creates a large surface to catch and reflect light. Holes drilled to fit up to 20 gauge wire.

 

 

We have been working for over a decade to cut traditional stone bicones. With recent advancements made in small scale lapidary, our factory has figured out how to craft a stone line based on this classic shape. The most amazing thing is that each facet point is cut by hand, which creates organically beautiful 3-4mm bicones available in a variety of popular stone types.

 

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