Tips and tricks for cutting, faceting and recutting specific types of gemstones.

Achroite Tourmaline Faceting Information

An Achroite is a rare, colorless tourmaline, with clarity from transparent to translucent. This gemstone cuts and polishes just like any other tourmaline.

Almandine Faceting / Facet Garnet Rough

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.

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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 to cut

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.

Ametrine Facet / Faceting Information

Source on Ametrine gemstones and various information on the cuts and polishes. With guides that cover great information on Ametrine facet.

Andalusite Facet / Faceting Information

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

Apatite Facet / 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 Facet / 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.

Bytownite Facet / Faceting Information

A source of tips and guides for faceting Bytownite. This belongs to the plagioclase feldspar group and is considered one of the rarest amongst the members.

Chrome Diopside / Faceting Information

This covers tips and guides on Chrome Diopside faceting. Chrome Diopside has a rich green shade that rivals that of an Emerald, just much more affordable.

Chrysoberyl Facet (Alexanderite) Information

A source of information on Chrysoberyl and its characteristics. Faceting tips and guides for Chrysoberyl facet and other helpful insights on this gemstone.

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.

Clear Quartz Facet / Faceting Information

Crystal/Clear Quartz is known as the "healing crystal" that is believed to help in digestion. This covers tips on Crystal Quartz and its faceting info.

Color Change Sapphire Faceting Information

Color Change Sapphire is unique and change different colors with different lighting view. This is a source on guides for faceting color change sapphires.

Cubic Zirconia Synthetic Facet / Faceting Rough

Despite the differences in physical properties, Cubic Zirconia has maintained being an important competitor of Diamonds, with its visual similarities.

Danburite Facet / Faceting Information

Danburite Facet / Faceting Information related issues, topics and guide. Note: It's covering great information on Danburite Facet / Faceting Information.

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Demantoid Faceting / Facet Garnet Information

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

Dravite Tourmaline Faceting Information

Covering general and detailed information on Dravite Faceting. This article will help build your knowledge on tips and guides for faceting Dravite stones.

Elbaite Tourmaline Faceting Information

Resources you need to know about Elbaite Tourmaline Facet / Faceting Information. Read and learn tips and guides on cuts and polishes of Elbaite faceting.

Emerald Facet / Faceting Information

Practical tips on Emerald Facet / Faceting Information. Covers Emerald Facet / Faceting Information related issues, news, research, tips, and guide.

Fancy Zircon Facet / Faceting Information

Get up to date information on Fancy Zircon Facet / Faceting tips and guides. Includes details related to Fancy Zircon stones that are very helpful.

Fluorite Faceting Information

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

Gadolinium Gallium Garnet Facet Information

Gadolinium Gallium Garnet or GGG, is a crystalline material of the garnet group which may also find use in jewelry as a gemstone or a diamond stimulant.

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.

Goshenite Facet / Faceting Information

Practical tips on Goshenite Facet / Faceting Information. Covers Goshenite Facet / Faceting Information related issues, news, research, tips, and guide.

Grossular Faceting / Facet Garnet Information

Faceting Information such as details, guides, tips and tricks. Choose which best fit the criteria for Grossular gemstones together with helpful details.

Helidore Facet / Faceting Information

A guide to Helidore Faceting. Essential information on Helidore faceting that includes tips and guides on cuts and polishes together with helpful details.

Hiddenite Tourmaline Faceting Information

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

Hyacinth Zircon Faceting Information

Suggestions for successful tips on Hyacinth Zircon Facet / Faceting Information. Offers details on Hyacinth Zircon stones, and related issues and topics.

Idocrase Facet / Faceting Information

Faceting Information such as reviews, guide, tips and tricks. Choose what best fits the criteria to facet Idocrase gemstones together with helpful details.

Indicolite Tourmaline Faceting Information

Practical tips on Indicolite Tourmaline Faceting. Covers Indicolite Tourmaline Facet / Faceting Information related issues, news, research, tips, and guide.

Iolite Facet / Faceting Information

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

Kunzite Tourmaline Faceting Information

Suggestions for successful tips on Kunzite Tourmaline Faceting Information. Offers details on Kunzite Tourmaline stones, and related issues and topics.

Labradorite Facet / Faceting Information

A guide to Labradorite Facet Information. Essential details on Labradorite faceting which includes tips on cuts, polishes and other helpful information.

Moldavite Facet / Faceting Information

Tips and details about Moldavite Faceting. Helpful information how to Facet Moldavite stones. Essential tips and guides necessary for Moldavite faceting.

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.

Opal Faceting Information

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

Orthoclase Facet / Faceting Information

A great informational article about tips on Orthoclase Faceting. Covers Orthoclase Faceting related issues, news, research, and much more helpful details.

Padparadschah Sapphire Faceting Information

Up to date information on Padparadschah Sapphire faceting. Includes helpful information like tips, guides and details related to Padparadschah Sapphire gems

Peridot Facet / Faceting Information

An online guide to Peridot Facet information. Choose Information from tips, guides and tricks for what best fits the criteria for Peridot faceting.

Pyrope Faceting / Facet Garnet Rough

Tips and suggestions about Pyrope Faceting. Brief details and straightforward information on Pyrope Faceting. Choose cuts that best fit Pyrope stones.

Rhodochrosite Facet / Faceting Information

A guide to Rhodochrosite Faceting. Essential information on Rhodochrosite faceting that includes tips on cuts and polishes together with helpful details.

Uvarovite
Uvarovite (Garnet) Faceting Information

Practical tips on Uvarovite Faceting / Facet Garnet Information. Covers Uvarovite Faceting & Garnet Information related issues, research and guide.

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 topics.

Rubellite Tourmaline Faceting Information

Helpful information on how to cut and polish Rubellite Tourmaline stones. Essential guides, tips and details necessary for Rubellite Tourmaline faceting.

Ruby Sapphire Facet / Faceting Information

Tips and details about Ruby Sapphire faceting. Brief and straightforward information on Ruby Sapphire Faceting. Choose cuts that best fit Ruby Sapphires.

Sapphire Facet / Faceting Rough

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

Scapolite Faceting Information

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

Schorl Tourmaline Facet / Faceting Information

All the resources needed for Schorl Tourmaline faceting. Information such as tips, tricks and details to help learn more about Schorl Tourmaline faceting.

Siberite Tourmaline Faceting Information

Extra Siberite Tourmaline Faceting tips! Helpful information such as details, reviews, tricks, successful tips and suggestions on Siberite Tourmaline stones

Smokey Quartz Facet / Faceting Information

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

Spessartite Faceting Garnet Information

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

Rectangular Brilliant Cut Sphalerite
Sphalerite Facet / Faceting Information

Practical tips on Sphalerite Facet / Faceting Information. Covers Sphalerite Facet / Faceting Information related issues, news, research, tips, and guide.

Sphene Facet / Faceting Information

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

Spinel Facet / Faceting Information

Helpful information such as successful tips and details on how to Spinel Facet gemstones. Essential information and guides necessary for Spinel faceting.

Starlite Zircon Faceting Information

Successful tips and suggestions about Starlite Zircon Faceting. Brief details and straightforward information about cuts and polishes for Starlite Zircon.

Sunstone Facet / Faceting Information

Up to date information on Sunstone faceting. Includes helpful information such as tips, guides, suggestions and details on Sunstone gemstone faceting.

Zoisite and Tanzanite Faceting Information

All the resources needed for Tanzanite faceting. Information such as successful tips, tricks and details to help learn more on Tanzanite stones and facets.

Topaz Facet / Faceting Information

A great informational article that features tips on Topaz Facet. Covers Topaz Faceting related issues, news, research, and much more helpful details.

Treated Quartz Faceting Information

Resources you need to know about Treated Quartz Facet / Faceting. Read and learn successful tips, suggestions details and guides for Treated Quartz faceting

Verdelite and Chrome Tourmaline Faceting

Faceting Information such as guides, tips and tricks. Choose which tips best fit the criteria for Verdelite and Chrome Tourmaline faceting.

Yttrium Aluminum Garnet Faceting Information

Yttrium (YAG) is also known as various other names in the gemstone market today such as diamonite. This may also be used as a gemstone imitation.

Zincite Facet / Faceting Information

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

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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.

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 a pearl.

How to Cut a Simple Heart Sapphire

Jeff R. Graham has heard comments on the difficulties when cutting Sapphires. Here, he will show how he cuts these using his Simple Heart sapphire design.

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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.

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?

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.

Polishing Halite (salt crystal)

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

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?

Turkish Purple Jade Jewelry
What is Turkish Purple Jade and How Can it be Used in Jewelry?

What is Turkish Purple Jade, is it rare, and how is it used in jewelry designs? Mark Oros of Hashnu Stones & Gems answers these questions and more.