Tanzanite Cutting Company Launches New Tanzanite Cut
Tanzanite is routinely cut using the portuguese series of cuts but a specialist Tanzanite cutting company has developed a new cut that combines the portuguese cut with a more intricate combination of pavilion facets, reportedly increasing brilliance.
Nairobi (I-Newswire) October 8, 2012 - Tanzanite is a much loved gemstone and has experienced a meteoric rise in the affections of jewelers and consumers alike. Sales of Tanzanite jewelry have grown exponentially since its discovery in the late 1960's. In that time, millions of Tanzanites have been cut and enjoyed by buyers around the world. Traditionally, cutters have favored the portuguese cut to show off Tanzanite's unique trichroism and inherent beauty. However, there are limitations to this cut.
A local Tanzanite cutting firm that specializes in cutting the finest 1% of Tanzanites mined has recently developed a new style of cut which they launched last week at a gala in Cape Town, South Africa. The cut combines the traditional portuguese faceting with an intricated combination of pavilion facets which serves to increase brilliance whilst also holding in the beautiful AAA color the company is known for. Cutting gemstones is a very skilled and intricate undertaking and Lapigems Master Cutters have over 100 years of cutting experience between them. The longest serving cutter has been creating beautiful gemstones at Lapigems for almost 33 years.
This new cut will be used to create a new collector's edition of investment grade Tanzanites in the company's already renowned private collection.
Lapigems Gem Company, the company who developed the cut has been cutting Tanzanites right from the time of its discovery and has worked with some of the world's top jewelry designers to create custom pieces for celebrity clients. It also specializes in fine Tsavorites, the other gem unique to East Africa. It will consider using the new cutting style to create a Tsavorite collection in the near future.
About Lapigems Gem Company
Lapigems Gem Company, incorporated in 1974 as a mining firm, spent its nascent years prospecting for More.. gemstones in the East African wilderness. Mining Sapphires in Kenya in the 1970's and Aquamarine in the 1980's it now specializes in gem cutting and export to the major gem markets of the world.Less..
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