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Boulder Opal baroque cabochon 26.5mm x 12.3mm 14.2cts
Boulder Opal baroque cabochon 26.5mm x 12.3mm 14.2cts
EMERALD 7.4x6.4 Octagonal 1.36cts Bright Green
EMERALD 7.4x6.4 Octagonal 1.36cts Bright Green
Cabochon 18x13 MALACHITE
Cabochon 18x13 MALACHITE
Cabochon 14x10 Red and Green MOSS AGATE
Cabochon 14x10 Red and Green MOSS AGATE
Tumbled Gem Mix Average 10-15mm 5kg Bag
Tumbled Gem Mix Average 10-15mm 5kg Bag
Ameritool 4/5inch Saw (220v) with 4inch Blade & Vice
Ameritool 4/5inch Saw (220v) with 4inch Blade & Vice
Cabochon Freeform Rutilated Quartz Box of 4(18)
Cabochon Freeform Rutilated Quartz Box of 4(18)
Cabochon 16x12 oval RED TIGEREYE
Cabochon 16x12 oval RED TIGEREYE
SPIRATOR VIBRO Large (Incl. Bowl)
SPIRATOR VIBRO Large (Incl. Bowl)

Faceter

Introduction to Faceting

Introduction to Faceting

The cutting of gemstones has gained enormous popularity in recent years - and with good reason.
Gem-cutting not only provides a creative outlet but can be profitable as well.
Most gems that can produce a high degree of brilliancy, colour, or fire--for example, diamonds, aquamarines, and sapphires--receive a facet cut.
Facet cutting uses smooth, flat faces, which are cut into the gem at precise angles so that the greatest amount of light is refracted. Some facet-cut gems may have more than 100 facets. The two main facet cuts are the brilliant cut and the step (or trap) cut. The brilliant cut, with its kite-shaped facets, is often used on gems that are round in form, and is almost always used on diamonds. The step cut, which has trapezoidal facets, is reserved for gems that are square in form, such as emeralds and rubies.
Faceted stones are normally mounted in jewellery but many are kept unmounted as valuable collector’s items.

Our stock range, of around 8000 items, covers hobby and professional requirements for craft/workshop/therapy use. E & O E. Copyright: Manchester Minerals Ltd. July 2018