There's something in the way light travels through different mediums. It bends, it changes and it reflects. It is absorbed and it finds a new path. In this light you find color, brilliance, pattern and warmth. In this light, we find inspiration. Light can travel through air, water, and most spectacularly through crystals. Here it bends (refracts), disperses and reflects to produce the mesmerizing scintillation we see in well-cut gemstones.
Mother Nature is the world’s first true artist and some of her finest work forms deep within the earth’s crust where conditions are just right for elements to come together to form magnificent crystals. There are many different kinds of crystals, each with its own optical properties, and each one reacts with light in an unique way. We have learned to use this interaction between light and crystals to create our beautifully cut gemstones.
Today, Nomad's is a gem house with a global presence that works with a diverse array of gemstones from across the world, focusing on fine material and precise cutting. We specialize in one-of-a-kind pieces perfect for custom jewelry heirlooms. For us, gem cutting is an art form; the stones are small sculptures that should be traded with respect for their beauty and rarity.
The Art of Faceting at the highest level involves a careful and methodical and yet at the same time imaginatively artful approach. It may take days, even weeks to plan an important piece. A rough gemstone is full of promise. In the hands of a Master Cutter its true beauty and grace are developed and revealed.
Where will the table be? How to work around the inclusions to bring out a clean stone? How to reach the harmonious proportions for maximum brilliance and outline sensual flowing lines and curves? A three-dimensional image forms in the Master’s mind. Decisions are made. Resolutely the stone is sliced to remove blemished parts, and then carefully shaped using a diamond-charged cutting wheel. Ready for the final stage.
The Cutter and the gem form a cosmic link. The patterns of facets are created and the facets are polished. Extreme effort and concentration are key to creating a beautiful masterpiece. Every line, point and facet must be ideal. The polishing must be perfectly smooth and flat.
As the final touches are made, the Master is in a trance-like state of mind, on a peak of attention and awareness. The gem acquires its new radiant look. A culmination of all emotions, calculations and contemplation experienced in the faceting of this stone is embodied in the finished jewel. And what a sight it is to behold.