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Custom Faceting FAQ & SAQ

How long will it take? Faceting a precious gemstone is as much art as science, and must still be done by hand in a multi-step operation that includes evaluation, design selection (or even custom design creation), preforming, grinding, pre-polishing, and final polishing. Processing time is related to the hardness, size, and complexity of the material …

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Birthstones by Month

Welcome to my convenient birthstones by month page, where you can find both traditional birthstones and non-traditional birth stones by month. Just click on any of the gems listed to instantly see all related custom cut gemstones on the site. Please enjoy! Month Traditional Birthstones Hebrew & Roman Birthstones Arabic Birthstones Hindu Birthstones Jan Garnet, …

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Gem Finder

Welcome to the Gem Finder where you can search for gems by Shape, by Color, by Gemstone Species, or by Gemstone Certification using the tables below. There are also pages to find Birthstones by month, Anniversary Gems by year, Zodiac Gemstones, Metaphysical Gemstones, New Gemstones, Featured Items, On Sale Gems, Designer Jewelry. And, if you …

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Metaphysical Gemstones

Through the ages different cultures have given different healing, or motivational powers to different precious gemstones. We have compiled a reference over the years from many sources – this being our personal reference for metaphysical properties of gemstones, conveniently linked to our catalog of gems. 1st Chakra Chrome Diposide Garnet Obsidian Ruby Sapphire Smoky Quartz …

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how gems are cut

How Gems are Cut

There are a number of good machines available for cutting precious stones – a process called faceting. Although the machines may look complicated, they consist primarily of a grinding plate called a lap and a set of protractors that help the faceter hold the stone accurately against the lap. The faceter controls the actual faceting …

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