Faceting Made Easy, Part 5: Gemstone Transferring and Crown Cutting


round brilliant cut tanzanite - gemstone transferring and crown cutting
“Tanzanite,” round brilliant cut, purplish, greenish blue, 0.86 cts, Tanzania. © Dan Stair Custom Gemstones. Used with permission.

Note: This is a six-part edited version of Trevor Hannam’s Faceting Made Easy, a general introduction to faceting and a guide for learning to cut a standard brilliant gem. Part 5 includes Chapters 11 and 12. These chapters cover gemstone transferring techniques and crown cutting. The International Gem Society thanks Mr. Hannam for permission to post his work.

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