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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…

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…

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…

Opal Faceting Information

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

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.…

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…

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…

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.