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Spodumene pink Kunzite Crystal 8x4cms 584cts
Spodumene pink Kunzite Crystal 8x4cms 584cts
Tumbled Blue Lace Agate size M 15-20mm (Per stone)
Tumbled Blue Lace Agate size M 15-20mm (Per stone)
LARIMAR Cabochon 10mm Round AA
LARIMAR Cabochon 10mm Round AA
PERIDOT Rd 7.0mm
PERIDOT Rd 7.0mm
Cabochon 40x30 MALACHITE
Cabochon 40x30 MALACHITE
Hand carved Rhodonite Dophins on Quartz with Green Fluorite
Hand carved Rhodonite Dophins on Quartz with Green Fluorite
Cabochon 16x12 Oval LABRADORITE
Cabochon 16x12 Oval LABRADORITE
Hand carved 100mm Labradorite Elephant
Hand carved 100mm Labradorite Elephant
AMBER Cabochon Oval 40x30
AMBER Cabochon Oval 40x30
BEADS 36 inch HEMATITE TUMBLED
BEADS 36 inch HEMATITE TUMBLED

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. February 2018