Fashioning a dazzling gem stone from a rough crystal is a true skill. The process of gemcutting is called Lapidary and it dates back thousands of years. As with most crafts, as techniques, tools and technology have improved so has our ability to create ever-more intricate designs and cuts. The infographic below highlights some of the more traditional gem cuts, all of which are still commonly used today. Share this Image On Your Site Please include attribution to www.parklaneonline.com with this graphic.