💎The Portuguese style cut is designed to maximize the color and brilliance of gemstones.
🔪Lapidary Andrew Stewart uses a 260 grit flat lap to start cutting the gemstone.
🌊Water is used to cool and lubricate the gemstone while cutting.
🌟After cutting the pavilion facets, Andrew Stewart changes to a 600 grit lap to remove heavy scratches.
💎The gemstone is pre-polished with cerium oxide on a composite lap to prepare for the final polishing stage.