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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 … Continue reading

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How to Buy Jewelry

I’ve exchanged e-mail with many people about how to buy jewelry. And I always share the advice I’d give my best friend about how to buy jewelry and quality gems. Now, I’m sharing them with you. There are four parts: … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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The Gemstone Artist on Cash and Treasures

During the mining season of 2006, I was privileged to work with a crew from the Travel Channel on their new series “Cash and Treasures” when they came to Oregon in search of our state gem, the Oregon Sunstone – … Continue reading

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World Record Gemstone

In 2006, a 300+ carat flawless red Sunstone rough was discovered at the Spectrum Mine outside Plush, Oregon. This stone was acquired by a collector during the Tucson show in February, 2007, and he commissioned me to cut it for … Continue reading

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Testimonials for The Gemstone Artist

We received the pendants on Friday. We liked them a lot. The colors of the stones are quite unique and the silver makes them look good. Thanks for the work! My wife is very very happy and my daughter is … Continue reading

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Custom Faceting Services

CLICK HERE for custom faceting services FAQ and SAQ. CLICK HERE for the forms to send your gems for evaluation now. The Gemstone Artist offers high-quality custom gem cutting and one-of-a-kind faceted gems and carved gemstone art. I create designer … Continue reading

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The Gemstone Artist

Welcome to the home of high-quality custom-cut gems – including natural, untreated gemstones and certified gems. I’m John Bailey, and I provide faceting services for collectors, dealers, miners and museums around the world. As featured on the Travel Channel, I … Continue reading

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