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Boulder Opal baroque cabochon 26.5mm x 12.3mm 14.2cts
Boulder Opal baroque cabochon 26.5mm x 12.3mm 14.2cts
Aquamarine Oval Cabochon 9.0 x 7.0
Aquamarine Oval Cabochon 9.0 x 7.0
Cabochon 25x18 MALACHITE
Cabochon 25x18 MALACHITE
Ameritool 6 inch Universal Grinder/Polisher 220v
Ameritool 6 inch Universal Grinder/Polisher 220v
Ameritool 4/5inch Saw (220v) with 4inch Blade & Vice
Ameritool 4/5inch Saw (220v) with 4inch Blade & Vice
Cabochon 18x13 Oval LABRADORITE
Cabochon 18x13 Oval LABRADORITE
OPAL WHITE 18.0 x 13.0 Oval Cabochon 4.9cts Multi
OPAL WHITE 18.0 x 13.0 Oval Cabochon 4.9cts Multi
GEM BOX WHITE Square 25x25x16mm
GEM BOX WHITE Square 25x25x16mm
SPIRATOR VIBRO Large (Incl. Bowl)
SPIRATOR VIBRO Large (Incl. Bowl)

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. June 2018