GEM ARCHITECTURE

The Comeback of the Pear, Marquise and Baguette

As the focus in the jewellery world shifts further towards craftsmanship, there’s growing appreciation for the craft of gemstone-cutting. This has fuelled the huge trend for what we at Swarovski call “GEM-ARCHITECTURE”, in which the cut and shape of a gemstone play a vital role in both the design and construction of a jewel.  Three cuts in particular - all early classic diamond and gemstone cuts - have been revived to play their part in this contemporary design direction: the pear-shape, the marquise and the baguette. Each has a strong silhouette, a distinct personality and each too has a history and heritage. 


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