If you haven't seen our website, Steve Moriarty, is not only the own, but a master gemcutter. He has been cutting gemstones for over 25 years. And Steve has cut some amazing stones. Though not the largest gemstone he has ever cut, this 150ct lemon pear shaped Citrine is pretty amazing. Now he just (last week) finished cutting and polishing all the facets on this large lemon citrine!
How long did it take? Steve says it took him over 15 hours to complete. To me, that doesn't seem like a lot of time to cut this enormous gemstones. Do you think you could complete this in 15 hours?
Take a look at the pictures below to see the steps Steve took to cut this 150ct Citrine. You can see what a gemstone looks like below it's cut and polished up to it's finished piece. Now what will this be used for? A ring? A necklace? Lolol...way too big for either. Most of these large gemstones that Steve cuts go to collectors or museums.
Want to see the video of the stone in all it's beauty?