Art of Cutting

The gem cutter's art is arguably the most complex, but also the most important part of the process; it serves to highlight the color and brightness of the stone, by selecting the ideal shape and optimal facet count.

The right proportions, symmetry and finish exalt the gem's beauty.


Our continuing education program for MUZO gem cutters is taught by one of France's leading specialists, a recipient of the 'Meilleur Ouvrier de France' award who regularly visits the Bogotá workshops. We are working towards signing training agreements with BJOP jewelry school in Paris and the SENA training agency in Bogotá, in an effort to continue the legacy of Colombia’s cutting tradition. With this tiered educational program, we hope to create a greater pool of skilled emerald cutters for the future, while providing valuable employment opportunities.