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Learn to facet. Articles for beginners who are just getting started in lapidary.
Gemstone Care Guide

Our gemstone care guide covers many popular gems. Learn how best to maintain your gemstone jewelry and what kinds of stresses and cleaning methods…

Custom Gem Faceting Styles

Gem cutters can choose from many faceting styles. Learn about the most common custom cutting techniques and pick one that suits your needs and skill…

Choosing the Right Faceting Machine

“Just ask Jeff” gives tips on choosing the right Faceting Machine. Several discounter’s will sell anything that they can and do not care about the…

Buying a Faceting Machine

Get the insight of Jeff on all your questions and concerns about Gemstones. “Just ask Jeff” tackles faceting machine and a few helpful things you…

Weight Length Conversions

Jeff R Graham shares his opinions and thoughts on various topics in Just Ask Jeff. See what his answers are to Weight and length conversions…What…

Faceting Machine Considerations

Buying a used faceting machine is a lot like buying a used car, you can get a good one but you need to know the faceting machine considerations when…

Faceting Equipment Essentials

Jeff Graham shares his opinions on various topics in Just Ask Jeff. See what his answers are to What Faceting Equipment Essentials you need to get…

A Good Faceting Machine

Jeff R Graham shares his opinions and thoughts on various topics in Just Ask Jeff.See what his answers are to What is a good faceting machine to start…

Digital Faceting Machine

Jeff R Graham shares his opinions on various topics in Just Ask Jeff. See his answer to Questions you need to ask when buying a digital Faceting Machine?…

Living With Your Faceting Machine

One serious pitfall for the novice is the quality of advice they get in choosing what faceting machine to buy. Here are a few tips in choosing the right…

Choosing a Faceting Machine

As you look at the enclosed chart and read about these various machines it’s going to seem easy to classify them all as excellent, good or just simply…

How to Carve, Sculpt Gems

Successful tips and information on techniques that are used in sculpting or carving a gem. Find helpful information here on How to Carve, Scuplt…

The History of Lapidary

A full and complete history of the lapidary arts, from 70,000 BC to present day. The origins of faceting, bruting, and carving.

How to Facet Gems

A Detailed information and guide on How to Facet Gems. In faceting, HAI is much more than a casual idiom. HAI meaning, H – Height, A- Angle and I- index.…