Buying, Cutting and Evaluating Rough Gemstones
What to consider when considering buying rough gemstones and how to decide what cutting technique is best.
Gem Rough Orientation: Looking Beyond the Obvious Cut
What Faceted Stone Sizes Will Sell Best?
Getting the Best Gem Yield from a Crystal
How to Identify Synthetic Rough in Gemstone Parcels
Choosing and Orienting Rough Gemstones
A Look at African Paraíba Tourmaline Rough
Aquamarine Color and Heat Treatment
The Minimum Cutting Technique for Gemstones
A Faceter’s Guide to Rough Gem Stress
How to Estimate Rough Gemstone Value
A Faceter's Guide To Dark Saturated Rough Gems
Buying Gemstones in Afghanistan: A Beginner's Guide
Figuring Rough Cost
Perspective on the Gem Rough Market
Supply of Gemstones and Rough
Siberite Tourmaline Material
Cut Stones Cost
Commercial and Rough Stone Prices
Customer Multiple Orders and Returns
Profit Making from Rough Gems
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