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Wabi Sabi Collection

Wabi sabi has been called “the material manifestation of Zen” – everything that machine-made, technology-saturated culture isn’t. Wabi sabi is the charm and originality of imperfection, both inherent and time-gifted. Living through the senses, engaging in life as it happens, … Continue reading

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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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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 … Continue reading

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Gemstone Certification

Proliferation of technology for modifying natural gems – or for simply creating gems in the laboratory – has made it increasingly difficult to know you are getting the gem you paid for. My response to this issue is to provide … 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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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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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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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 … 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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