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OPAL TRIPLET Oval 10x8
OPAL TRIPLET Oval 10x8
BEADS 16 inch Tumble GARNET
BEADS 16 inch Tumble GARNET
Hand Crafted 9ct Gold Pendant with Marine Opal.
Hand Crafted 9ct Gold Pendant with Marine Opal.
PERIDOT Rd 7.0mm
PERIDOT Rd 7.0mm
LARIMAR Cabochon 10mm Round AA
LARIMAR Cabochon 10mm Round AA
Ameritool 4/5inch Saw (220v) with 4inch Blade & Vice
Ameritool 4/5inch Saw (220v) with 4inch Blade & Vice
Cabochon 16x12 Oval LABRADORITE
Cabochon 16x12 Oval LABRADORITE
AMETHYST A-Grade  Rd 8.0mm
AMETHYST A-Grade Rd 8.0mm
GEM BOX WHITE Square 25x25x16mm
GEM BOX WHITE Square 25x25x16mm
GARNET Rd 4.0mm Rhodolite Pink
GARNET Rd 4.0mm Rhodolite Pink

Faceter

Introduction to Faceting

Introduction to Faceting

The cutting of gemstones has gained enormous popularity in recent years - and with good reason.
Gem-cutting not only provides a creative outlet but can be profitable as well.
Most gems that can produce a high degree of brilliancy, colour, or fire--for example, diamonds, aquamarines, and sapphires--receive a facet cut.
Facet cutting uses smooth, flat faces, which are cut into the gem at precise angles so that the greatest amount of light is refracted. Some facet-cut gems may have more than 100 facets. The two main facet cuts are the brilliant cut and the step (or trap) cut. The brilliant cut, with its kite-shaped facets, is often used on gems that are round in form, and is almost always used on diamonds. The step cut, which has trapezoidal facets, is reserved for gems that are square in form, such as emeralds and rubies.
Faceted stones are normally mounted in jewellery but many are kept unmounted as valuable collector’s items.

Our stock range, of around 8000 items, covers hobby and professional requirements for craft/workshop/therapy use. E & O E. Copyright: Manchester Minerals Ltd. April 2018