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Elasticated 'Chip' AMBER
Elasticated 'Chip' AMBER
Brown Goldstone Angel carving 75mm
Brown Goldstone Angel carving 75mm
LARIMAR Cabochon 10mm Round AA
LARIMAR Cabochon 10mm Round AA
Carving Angel 35mm
Carving Angel 35mm
Fwt.PEARL 16 inch Temp Str. 5.0-5.5mm ROUND White
Fwt.PEARL 16 inch Temp Str. 5.0-5.5mm ROUND White
Hand carved 2.2Kg Labradorite Bear and cub on rocks.
Hand carved 2.2Kg Labradorite Bear and cub on rocks.
Cabochon 16x12 Oval LABRADORITE
Cabochon 16x12 Oval LABRADORITE
Tumbled Gem Mix Average 15-20mm 5kg Bag
Tumbled Gem Mix Average 15-20mm 5kg Bag
Jewellers Tool set in black wallet
Jewellers Tool set in black wallet
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 10,000 items, covers hobby and professional requirements for craft/workshop/therapy use. E & O E. Copyright: Manchester Minerals Ltd. October 2017