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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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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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Gemstone Geometry

Most everyone has seen the “three bears” of stone geometry – Many American cutters have some version of this thing on their web site or brochure: The first “bear” is “pappa bear” – he looks very big from the top, but is too shallow – light won’t reflect off the pavilion faces because it is …

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