These Pixelated Gems Look Like They Were Plucked Straight Out of Minecraft
Professional gem cutter Jordan Wilkins has become an online sensation for his amazing pixelated gems that have drawn comparisons to the gemstones found in the popular video game Minecraft.
Wilkins attributes ‘opposed bar cuts’ to achieving the pixelated look, where the facets on the top of the stone are perpendicular to the facets on the bottom of the stone.
On a recent reddit post, he adds:
“It’s called the Smithsonian Bar and has been around in different variations for decades until a gentleman named Jeff Graham came up with the name and really popularized it among gem cutters.”
To see more beautifully cut gemstones from Wilkins, you can follow his work on Instagram at @gemcutter3