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    April 04, 2020

    Faceted Gemstones

    Years ago, the gem dealers had concentrated only on ruby and sapphire, but afterward when they discovered that other gemstones were also marketable, they diversified into other types of gems. The cutter who turned rough gemstones into faceted gemstones. Gemstones in the rough are cut to round off the edges, cut into faceted form, and polished.  As the lap machine is turned by pumping on
    the pedals and cutting is done under the natural light, there is no need for electric power. A stone is cut into smaller pieces if it is a large one. The cutter used to cut large stone into smaller pieces. The cutter is turned by cranking the handle, eliminating the need for electric power. Almost all of the gem cutters are man. Many gem cutters not only do the cutting for other people, but also buy rough gemstones and sell them after cutting.



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