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My interest in gem carving started in December, 1994, when I saw a picture of Michael Dyber’s winning entry in the 25th German Awards for Jewelry & Precious Gems in Idar-Oberstein, a 55.65-ct ametrine featuring his signature concave facets, “Dyber Optic Dishes.” I was in awe of what he had done. For a year and a half, I tried to figure out how he had accomplished this.
I want to share what I’ve learned about optical dish …
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