Mark Oros

At Hashnu Stones & Gems, we work and play with some of nature's finest creations, gem stones, opals, agates, jaspers, and fossils. We custom facet and carve a great variety of materials for our patrons, collectors, jewelers, artists and our friends. We also provide fellow lapidarists with facet-grade quality rough material for their own creations.

Articles by Mark Oros

Turkish Purple Jade Jewelry

Turkish Purple Jade Jewelry

What is Turkish purple jade? Learn about the qualities of this rare, beautiful, and versatile gemstone and see it transformed...
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Faceting a Gemstone Pendulum to Feature Inclusions

Faceting a Gemstone Pendulum to Feature Inclusions

Showcase the amazing inclusions in minerals like rutilated quartz in a gemstone pendulum design. Learn how to facet these gems...
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The Three Muses Gemstone Design

The Three Muses Gemstone Design

The Three Muses gemstone is a faceting design based on the number 3. These notes, diagrams, and instructions will show...
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Product Review: Hyper-Edge Gem Faceting Laps

Product Review: Hyper-Edge Gem Faceting Laps

Hyper-Edge gem faceting laps will save you time and money. In particular, learn how the 1,500-grit lap compares with other...
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Amateur Gemstone Faceting Volume 1: Book Review

Amateur Gemstone Faceting Volume 1: Book Review

Amateur Gemstone Faceting Volume 1 provides a much-needed modern introduction to faceting for novices. Learn how instructors and students alike...
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Precision Faceting a Story Gemstone: Custom Faceting Advice

Precision Faceting a Story Gemstone: Custom Faceting Advice

Your prized gemstones deserve custom faceting. Learn the benefits of working with precision faceters and tips for starting your own...
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Precision Faceting A Story Gemstone: The Faceting Process

Precision Faceting A Story Gemstone: The Faceting Process

The faceting process turns rough stones into finished gems. Learn the steps custom faceters take to create unique gemstones that...
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Precision Faceting A Story Gemstone: Faceting Equipment

Precision Faceting A Story Gemstone: Faceting Equipment

Today's custom gem cutters use faceting equipment for precision work and design inspiration. Take a look at the toolkit of...
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Precision Faceting A Story Gemstone: Gem Design

Precision Faceting A Story Gemstone: Gem Design

In the gem design stage of jewelry making, faceters evaluate a stone's qualities. Learn how to choose a cut for...
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Precision Faceting A Story Gemstone: Choosing Rough

Precision Faceting A Story Gemstone: Choosing Rough

A precision faceter can turn a rough stone into a story gemstone as unique as each client. Choosing the right...
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The Collector’s Guide to the Minerals of New York State: Book Review

The Collector’s Guide to the Minerals of New York State: Book Review

The Collector's Guide to the Minerals of New York State is ideal for both experts and hobbyists. Its information, organization,...
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Faceting Articles, Designs, & Pictures: Book Review

Faceting Articles, Designs, & Pictures: Book Review

In Faceting Articles, Designs, & Pictures, renowned faceter Glenn Klein shares his insights on gem facet designs and the history...
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“Genesis And Classification Of Agates And Jaspers: A New Theory” Book Review

“Genesis And Classification Of Agates And Jaspers: A New Theory” Book Review

“Genesis And Classification Of Agates And Jaspers: A New Theory” insightfully explains the formation of these gems and features beautiful...
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