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Gems By Shape

    You Can Order All Gems In All Shapes And Sizes At Directstones    

Gems in their rough natural form do not have a uniform and symmetrical shape. Jewelry applications require specific gem stone shapes to set in metal mountings. The process of shaping gemstones has a few stages. An expert gem stone cutter will know which rough gemstone piece would yield the best shape and dimensions. Selecting the right rough gem stone is an important decision to be made. Choosing a rough piece that is not suitable can ruin the gem, it can also involve a high percentage of cutting loss during the cutting process. Gems from Directstones can be ordered in all shapes and sizes. Unlike wholesale gem providers who require you to commit large order volumes, we at Directstones welcome even the smallest order for a single piece gemstone.

Many gemstone shapes are chosen because of personal preference but, some gem shapes have meaning built into their very shape. For example, a heart shaped gem stone symbolizes love and romance. Heart shaped gems are generally not cut in gems like rubies, sapphires, emeralds and even tanzanite. This is because the specific shape results in a substantial cutting weight loss. The most popular gemstone shapes have always been oval and round. These are considered to be standard shapes and most gem cutters are well trained to cut these shapes. You will find cheap, medium and high priced gemstones cut in the oval or round shape. It is also important to know that these shapes give best yield from rough to finish. This means that the weight loss during cutting is not beyond average limits.

Another interesting shape is the marquise shaped gemstone. Jewels made with marquise shaped gems help accentuate elements of the body. For example a marquise gemstone pendant hugging the neck, gives the neck a longer appearance. Rings made with marquise shaped gemstones make the finger appear more sleek and long. While cutting marquise shaped gems requires good cutting skills, setting such gems is also an intricate process. Tanzanite or fire opal marquise gems are a good example. Putting a bit more pressure on the 'V' prongs at either end of the gemstone, can cause the gemstone to break. While it has not been verified, many people believe that marquise shaped gems help bring good luck. It is believed that the upper tip of the gem when worn, points to the sky and the lower tip points to the earth.

Pear or drop shaped gemstones were very popular in the 1980's but the demand seems to have slipped in recent years. Asian jewelers still design some gorgeous jewelry using pear shaped gemstones. When it comes to special occassion jewels like engagement and wedding rings, it is often believed that pear shaped gems are not suitable. In this case, the pear or drop shape of the gem stone is likened to a tear drop. Something that signifies sorrow or unhapiness. While the origin of this belief regarding pear shaped gems cannot be readily traced, countries like India are not the source of this belief. In India, the drop shaped is actually viewed with the tip facing up. In this direction the pear shaped gem looks more like a flame of a candle or oil lamp.

One very impressive cut for gems is the emerald cut. This does not mean that all emerald cut gems are emeralds. Given the expensive price of emeralds and also the fact that the gem normally has a lot of natural inclusions and fissures, a special cut was developed to cut emerald gemstones. This cut reduced the weight loss during cutting and also reduced the chances of the rough emerald breaking abruptly during the cutting process. This cut came to be known as the emerald cut, a large percentage of cut emeralds will be of this shape. The cut is often applied to other gems and has therefore become a cut name rather than, a reference to a specific gem stone.

Rectangular gemstone shapes have a few variations, the emerald cut is also a rectangular shape but has been discussed separately above. Square gems are rectangular but have an equal length and width. Rubies, sapphires, emeralds and tanzanite are not easy to find in square shapes that go beyond the 6mm to 7mm size. Octogonal cut gems are interesting, these gems are square or rectangular but have a slight cut on the corners. Many gems are cut with the octogonal shape and used in mens and ladies jewelry. Cutting the corners also helps increase the durability of the gem as,  pointed gemstone corners can break when struck by physical impact. Baguette shaped gems are also rectangular but the corners in this case are left pointed. It is generally the cheaper to medium priced gems that are cut in this shape.

The above gemstone shapes account for a large portion of gem shapes used in jewelry. Other shapes are also available and many of these are classified as fancy shapes. For example if you like the overall triangular shape of a heart gem but do not want a complete heart, you could consider getting a trillion shaped gem stone instead. There is one gem stone shape called the cushion shape. The cushion shape can be square or rectangular but the edges bulge a little outwards. While many people classify the princess cut as a shape, it is really a type of cut used to cut the square shape of a gemstone. Diamonds squares are generally cut with the princess cut.

It is generally seen that most gem manufacturers are interested in large orders. This is especially true when it comes to fairly inexpensive gems like citrine, red garnet, amethyst, smoky quartz etc. Gem buyers who need a single piece that is specifically cut according to their requirements, find it hard to get what they need. The resource strives to meet the requirements of such small buyers. You could be an ambitious designer all charged up to create that unique and wonderful jewel, the gemstone you need might be inexpensive but also hard to find in small quantities. We would urge you to discuss your requirements with us. You can always email us at with your requirements. We will procure even a single stone for you and custom cut it according to your specifications. While the gems on this website show some of the gems that we offer, there is no limit on which stone, size and shape you can order from us. When it comes to hard to find gem shapes like heart shaped tanzanite or even round cut emeralds in large sizes, no other gem provider can match the merchandise that we can provide.


Who Is Kaisilver?

With a spectacular online track record that extends over 8 years, Kaisilver is today widely accepted as the global leader in online custom jewelry. A team of over 3,500 skilled craftsmen and gemstone cutters works on all custom jewelry orders received by us. Seven top notch designers drawn from five nations ensure that buyer requirements are well understood no matter which part of the globe they come from. This wide expertise allows us to produce high end jewelry of all types, modern, traditional, historic and even antique. The gemstones used in our jewelry are not leftovers, they are not drawn from a fixed inventory. We have instead developed and built a close network with the world's largest sources for gemstone mining and manufacturing. This gives us priority access to over 200 million carats of gems. In the majority of cases, fresh batches of gems are first made available to us. We then pick the cream of the lot and the remaining gems are returned to the gem manufacturer, that is the produce that then hits local markets in various countries.

So why then have many people not heard of Kaisilver. The reason is simple and straight forward. At Kaisilver we do not believe in spending big bills on advertising and publicity gimmicks. Though we do have fashion models and sportsmen in our customer list, we do not use them as sponsors for our custom jewelry. We realize that expensive showrooms and commission driven sales staff all add up on the price tag. The final buyer needs to bear all these overheads and this reduces the material value that the buyer derives for the price paid. We have as a policy, kept away from hiring sales staff. All customer service requirements are made by experts in gems and jewelry. We use customer satisfaction levels as a bench mark to measure staff capability and capacity. So it is customer satisfaction that keeps us in business and ensures a high growth rate.

How To Order?

The process to order gems and custom jewelry at Kaisilver is similar. We do not expect you to make a rush purchase. We do wish that you take the time to discuss your requirements with our experts. They will be in a position to provide constructive suggestions that will guide you to make well informed buying decisions. Email all your requirements to provide as much inputs as possible to help us make relevant suggestions. For example if you are keen on getting a green gemstone but, are not particular about it being an emerald mention this in your email. Our gem experts might suggest a green tourmaline or even a peridot instead of an emerald. This suggestion would reduce our profit margins but will give you a gem that, is much cheaper and even more durable as compared to an emerald. When it comes to payments we offer some very suitable options. Paypal is the preferred form of payment, it is fair to the buyer and seller. The buyer when using paypal never needs to reveal credit card of bank information to the seller. We also accept direct bank transfers but prefer to do this on a case by case basis. When it comes to online transactions these days, both buyer and seller are afraid of frauds. It is quite possible that you do not feel comfortable working with us at Kaisilver. We sometimes feel a little uncomfortable with certain transactions too and prefer to keep away from them. There have always been fears of processing payments through Western Union money transfers. With the latest fraud reports, fake sellers and even fake buyers have been pulling off many online frauds using this mode of payment. At the same time we do understand that armed forces from the U.S who are stationed in various global positions sometimes have no other mode of payment besides Western Union. We therefore accept this mode of payment but at the same time, request you to avoid this mode if you do not feel comfortable using it. Shipping is done through FEDEX and you can expect a production lead time of around 4 to 5 weeks from the date of order confirmation and receipt of payment. Every jewel is fully custom made and requires the complete attention and concentration of highly skilled craftsmen. When it comes to gems, we could provide faster lead times and this can be discussed for each specific order.

Buyer Testimonials.

Below are a few comments from some of our buyers. As mentioned above we have a very serious interest in buyer satisfaction since our very existence depends solely depends on satisfied buyers. A high degree of repeat orders and a large number of orders being received through buyer recommendations has been at the heart of our success. Kaisilver buyers include people from all professions and walks of life. Fashion models, sportsmen, politicians, lawyers, financial experts, doctors and surgeons, members of the armed forces, newsreaders and journalists, students, casino and resort owners make up most of our buyer list.

.......received ring yesterday as you promised. it is stunning, more beautiful than i expected. the design and craftsmanship are outstanding. thank you again, it has been a pleasure doing business with you. i will highly recommend you to everyone i know, and look forward to doing business with you in the future. your entire staff has been professional and you displayed a high degree of honesty and integrity throughout the transaction. thank your staff and your craftsman for their incredible work. please feel free to use me as a reference as a EXTREMELY satisfied customer. take care, i wish you all well. Lt. Colonel James William Brady USA, Ret. Beverly Hills, Florida
Thank you very much for all your information and help with the production and safe delivery of the ring. It is indeed more than I had hoped forand I'm sure will be a winner with my wife. It is a shame that other firms can not be as helpful, you are all to be congratulated - Thank you again. Mr.Peter Keeble, U.K.

The ring arrived and it is beautiful. Thank you for such a wonderful job. I will be looking at your website over the next couple of weeks to place an additional order. Your workmanship and pricing is excellent.
Thanks again,
Dr. David Williams, U.S



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