Jaipur is well known as a center of excellence in Cutting and Polishing Precious and Semi Precious Gemstones. Shaping of Gemstones is an integral part of the same.
Jaipur is renowned for its skilled artisans. Artisans, who shape the Gemstones, shape those from rough Gemstones. They shape Emerald, Ruby, Sapphires, Alexandrite, Tourmaline, Garnet, Amethyst, Citrine, Opal, Tanzanite, Iolite, Blue Topaz and many other stones. They use a small machine embedded with a grinding wheel 'San' (Local Language) to shape it.
Gemstones are shaped in Cuts, Cabochons, Drops, Beads etc. Further, those are classified into Oval, Octagon, Marquise, Round, Heart shape and fancy Shapes.
(Vardhaman Gems, Jaipur represents Centuries Old Tradition of Excellence in Gems and Jewelry)
See video: Shaping Gemstones