Merry Christmas 2014

Posted on Dec 25, 2014 in Gemcutting, Just for Fun | No Comments

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!

What color is sapphire?

Posted on Jan 29, 2014 in Gemcutting, Just for Fun | No Comments

This morning there was a 2 hour delay for school, so I had the kids with me in the shop. My son, 10 years old, was helping me make some images of recent gemstones. I was letting him work the remote trigger on the camera & do some basic culling of rejected images. When he […]