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Cutting Information for Specific Gemstones

Tips and tricks for cutting, faceting and recutting specific types of gemstones.
Turkish Purple Jade Jewelry

What is Turkish purple jade? Learn about the qualities of this rare, beautiful, and versatile gemstone and see it transformed from rock to finished…

Polishing Garnets And Tourmalines

Garnet and tourmaline are popular jewelry stones. Learn to use the best techniques, abrasives, and laps for polishing garnets and tourmalines.…

Tips for Cutting Kunzite

Cutting kunzite and other gemstones with easy cleavage is challenging. These tips can help you facet this beautiful and valuable gem.

Hiddenite Faceting Information

Essential Tips and suggestions about Hiddenite Tourmaline Faceting. Helpful information, details and guides on how to Facet Hiddenite Tourmaline…

Sapphire Facet / Faceting Rough

Practical tips on Sapphire Facet. Covers Sapphire Faceting related issues, news, research, tips, and guide. Includes helpful details about…

Scapolite Faceting Information

Up to date information on Scapolite Faceting. Includes helpful information such as tips, guides, reviews and details on Scapolite gemstones…

Sphene Faceting Information

Suggestions for successful tips on Sphene Facet / Faceting Information. Offers information on Sphene stones and related details, tips, tricks…

Rose Quartz Faceting Information

Suggestions for successful tips on Rose Quartz Facet / Faceting Information. Offers details on Rose Quartz stones, and related issues, tips and…

Citrine Faceting Information

This is a source of information on tips and guides for Citrine faceting. A Citrine is a yellowish – yellow gold or yellow green variety of a Quartz.…

Opal Faceting Information

Covers essential opal faceting information and related issues, research, tips, and guides about Opal Faceting. Choose what best fits the…

Amethyst Faceting Information

An Amethyst is the most valuable and precious stone of the quartz family. More often than not are Amethyst facet with good color, cut into fancy stones.…

Glass Facet / Faceting Information

A guide to Glass Facet Information. Essential information on Glass faceting that includes tips on cuts and polishes together with helpful details.…

Iolite Faceting Information

A guide to Iolite Faceting Information. Essential information on Iolite faceting that includes tips on cuts and polishes together with helpful…

Spessartite Faceting Information

A guide to Spessartite Faceting Information. Essential information on Glass faceting that includes tips on cuts and polishes together with helpful…

Almandine Garnet Faceting

Almandine is the most popular amongst the Garnet family. With its widespread around the world, only a small percentage being mined are of gem quality.…

Demantoid Garnet Faceting

Essential information on demantoid faceting / facet garnet. Read up on the cuts, polishes, tips and a detailed guide on demantoids and learn…

Fluorite Faceting Information

Faceting Information such as reviews, guide, tips and tricks. Choose what best fits the criteria for Fluorite gemstones together with helpful…

Morganite Faceting Information

Suggestions and successful tips on Morganite Facet. Offers details on Morganite stones, and related issues and topics that are essential in faceting.…

Apatite Faceting Information

Apatite is a name for the group of Calcium Phosphate minerals that come in various colors. Several information on Apatite Faceting, cuts and polishes.…

Aquamarine Faceting Information

Aquamarine is known for its sea blue – blue green color. It is also the official birthstone for the month of March. This is a guide on Aquamarine Facet.…

Bixbite Facet / Faceting Information

A Bixbite is more commonly known as a Red Beryl and are quite rare. This covers tips, guides and information on the cuts and facet that work for Bixbite.…

Andalusite Faceting Information

Andalusite is a gemstone that has a play of different colors when viewed from different directions. Brief information on Andalusite facet and…

Amber Faceting Information

Amber gem stones are just one of a few organic gemstones. They are formed by fossilization of tree resin. Ambers are rarely faceted and are very easy…

Carving a Black Jade Pendant Set

One of the featured Kraft Masters this year is a friend of mine named Jason Penn. Jason demonstrated carving/cabbing a black jade pendant set with…

Polishing Kunzite (Spodumene)

Jeff R Graham shares his opinions on various topics in Just Ask Jeff. Polishing Kunzite in Just Ask Jeff: How to Polish Kunzite?

Cutting and Polishing Halite

Jeff R Graham shares about polishing halite on Just Ask Jeff. See what his successful tips to Just Ask Jeff: How to Polish Halite.

Schiller/Oregon Sunstone

Jeff R Graham shares his opinions on various topics in Just Ask Jeff. See what his thoughts are on Schiller/Oregon Sunstone.

Several Ways to Polish Sapphires

Jeff R Graham shares his opinions and thoughts on various topics on Just Ask Jeff. See what his answers are to Just Ask Jeff: How do I polish Sapphires?.…

Polishing Quartz and Beryl

Jeff R Graham share about polishing quartz and beryl in Just Ask Jeff. See what his answers are to How to Polish Quartz & Beryl?