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Cabbed and Faceted Gemstones
Beautiful minerals from around the world
I faceted and cabbed this gallery of gems using a Graves Mark IV faceting machine
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8 Mar 2007, We added a page for faceted and cabbed Pakistan Peridot, and rough.
2 Mar 2007, We added a page for faceted and cabbed Afghan Garnet, and rough.
1 Mar 2007, We added a page for faceted and cabbed Emerald from Columbia, crystals, and Tripache Emerald.
I have been in lapidary work since the early 1990's. I began with cabochons, cutting blood stone, agates, amethysts.
I cabbed sapphires and emeralds. When that was not challenging enough for me I bought my faceting machine and taught
myself the art of faceting. Beginning with quartz, glass, and synthetic corundum (sapphire and ruby) as well as
synthetic spinel and beryl (Chatham emerald). As I gained more experience I moved into natural gems: garnets, spinels,
tanzanite, tourmaline, sapphire, emerald. I spent quite a bit of time at any mineral show searching for something
unique and affordable.
In the late 1990's I turned my hobby a different direction to create two US patents: 5,748,389 and 5,917,655 [the prism];
I faceted the prototypes myself.