When you are a jewelry buyer or even an estate hunter, you run across different cuts and makes of gemstones than just the traditional round, emerald, pear, marquise and oval. Would you know cabochons or a carving if you saw one? And more importantly, would you know how to care for it or if it is set properly or even made out of the correct type of gem?
Whether you are in the market to buy or to sell, it’s important to be armed with as much information as possible, because an informed consumer is a wise consumer and that consumer makes better buys and even better sales. Today, I am going to give you all the dirt on cabs or cabochons and carvings as we continue on our journey of the ABC’s of Jonathan’s Diamond Buyer. [Read more...]