Here, I will gather my experiences about gemstone cutting, together with a summary of what literature has to offer on this subject. If you have your own experiences that you want to share with other gem cutters, please get in touch with me, and I will supplement the information with what feels relevant. However, compiling this summary is a daunting task, so the data will be built up gradually. I am very grateful for feedback on these pages.
Best regards, /Daniel