Sometimes we come across gemstones that are near perfect, but with some room for improvement. In terms of shape, facets – possibly the gemstone could receive a little balancing on the pavilion of the gemstone so that the stone has a more even colour distribution when viewed face-up (from the table of the gemstone).
Our skilled lapidarists are able to enhance the facets and thereby, the look of the gemstone.
Before the re-work, this Blue Spinel is in a somewhat elongated rectangular shape with relatively 4 sharp corners. On closer inspection, it is possible to see that the stone has a somewhat darker shadow, the shadow areas occupying approx. 50% of the stone. This makes the Spinel look unnecessarily “sleepy”.
After the repolishing, rounding out the 4 corners of the Spinel giving it a much nicer and more beautiful, evenly shaped long cushion, it is fairly obvious that the Spinel now looks much more “alive” and brilliant overall.
While it looks like all that was done is a simple rounding out of the 4 corners of the Spinel, our lapidarists have worked on this stone a little more in areas which the eye cannot see.
The Spinel now has a more sophisticated and elegant look and feel than before. Stunning!
Another angle of the newly repolish Spinel:
It should be noted that the decision on whether a gemstone can be recut, refacetted, reshaped rests solely with our team of lapidarists.