Merry Christmas 2014

Posted on Dec 25, 2014 in Gemcutting, Just for Fun

Merry Christmas! Light Blue Cubic Zirconia. 41.88ct, 18.02×18.10×12.61mm. Synthetic. LC10. Christmas 2014. (CZ983) I had designed this as a snowflake, but found the Star of David at the center during computer modeling it. Seemed like a perfect Christmas project to me!

Bi-Color Montana Sapphire

Posted on Dec 22, 2014 in Gemcutting, Journal, Transformations

Recently I was commissioned to facet a very large and unusual sapphire from the El Dorado Bar diggings in Montana, USA. The stone came to me as a 3.17g rough. As it pretty typical for the Montana deposits, the stone was water-worn a crystal section. Unusual for the Montana deposits, the stone has a straw-yellow […]