Faceted Gemstones

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Somehow I keep faceting stones despite having a few hundred under my belt. So I'm going to be selling many of the less expensive stones.

These have all been cut by ME, which means that they have few to no inclusions (if they do I say so), a near-perfect to perfect polish. The photos are as good as I can get them with my camera, and tend to pick out every tiny smudge and speck of lint (I'll throw those in for free lol). They magnify everything and make them look TERRIBLE as compared to what you will see. They all appear perfect or nearly so even under magnification. These photos are something like 10 times life size to show them at their best. Virtually all of them have good to excellent scintillation ("flash") but some of them are not designed to be flashy and I say that if it's the case. Dimensions are the widest / narrowest of the stone from girdle to girdle (the "equator"). Note that ALL of them are custom cuts, I don't cut any of the common commercial designs because quite frankly most of them are simplistic and boring. Not to mention cut by sweatshops in Asia which is very shoddy work. (Once you get to know quality faceting take a 10x loupe to a jewelry store and look at how terribly cut many of the stones are). They may or may not be suitable for setting in rings, earrings, pendants, etc. and if I say "may fit" it's because I don't know what sizes are commercially available. It will definitely be the right shape for the setting. You might have to get a custom mounting since I don't force the stone into a commercial shape, which is also quite silly. I cut stones based on the best shape for the rough stone, or a particular design that I have in mind. I have priced them well below what I could sell them for elsewhere, my goal is to get them into the hands of people who will appreciate them. I consider my cost of the rough material and the size of the stone. I facet many natural amd man-made stones and I say which they are. I am just being totally honest about what you are looking at here, I've seen too many shoddy stones, mischaracterized, or flat out fakes posted online. You would be frightened by the number of fakes I can easily spot on the popular selling websites, and I probably am not catching 90% of them. Anyone can make a convincing "certificate of authenticity" with a scanner, photoshop and a printer.

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Gemstone

Number

Material / Design

Dimensions / Weight / Description

Price

Available?

Stone 01

Nanosital "CHECK"Ice"

10 mm / 5.2 carats

Nanosital is a synthetic ceramic that is very hard (hardness 7) and is well suited for rings and other jewelry that might be scratched. This one is meant to simulate emerald but has much brighter colors and deep sexy flash than any natural emerald. This one will set nicely in a ring or pendant. It may fit in a standard square setting.

$50.00

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Stone 02 San Carlos Arizona Peridot "6 Main Marquis"

15 x 7 mm / 3.4 carats

I happen to think that the peridot from the San Carlos Reservation in Arizona is the best color out there and unlike many peridots is clean to very slightly included (inclusions in perodit are called "platelets" for their resemblence to red blood cells. Yuck). You'll never notice them unless you use extreme magnification. This cut is close to, but IMO much better than, the standard commercial Marquis - it has much better scintilaltion ("flash") which is hard to achieve in peridot. Peridot is hard enough to be worn as jewelry if reasonable care is taken. It may fit in a standard Marquis setting.

 

$70.00

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Stone 03 Uruguay Amethyst "Maya Drop"

10 x 8 mm / 1.8 carats

I really like this design and the name is appropriate for the material, don't you think? Has brilliant scintillation ("flash"). All quartz is very hard and can be worn in just about anything. It may fit in a standard pear setting.

$30.00

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Stone 04 Synthetic Ruby "Dulcet Boxed"

8 mm square / 4.5 carats

This design is meant to show off the "checkerboard" appearance of the crown (top side of the stone). Pretty cool optical illusion. Has nice deep red flash just like a ruby. Synthetic ruby is man-made corundum (rubies are any red colored corundum). Corundum is almost as hard as diamond and can be worn in just about anything. It ain't cheap and I happened to inherit this piece of rough along with a faceting machine. It may fit in a standard square setting.

$75.00

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Stone 05 Oregon Sunstone "Pear"

12 x 11 mm / 3.6 carats

Oregon Sunstone is world famous for it's brilliance and unusual coloration. This is a deep straw color. Sunstone is suited for a ring for everyday wear as long as some care taken and it isn't rubbed against hard objects like porcelain or scrubbing pads. This one would look awesome as a pendant or solo earring. Just don't try to pound in a nail with it :) It may fit in a pear setting.

$60.00

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Stone 06 Uruguay Citrine Quartz "Aperture Science"

13x10 mm / 5.7 carats

I like this color of citrine so I cut quite a bit of it. Root beer comes to mind. Very very flashy cut. I like these designs in horizontal pendants or broaches, anything that shows them off. All quartz is very hard and can be worn in just about anything. It may fit in a standard emerald setting.

$80.00

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Stone 07 Uruguay Citrine Quartz "Dart"

9 mm round / 1.9 carats

A slightly lighter shade than a lot of this gemstone. All quartz is very hard and can be worn in just about anything. It may fit in a standard square setting.

$35.00

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Stone 08 Aqua Cristinite "Lone Star"

9.5 mm round /5 carats

This design is meant to show off the "star" effect when you look straight down on the stone. A cool optical illusion, it was originally designed for Texas' Sesquicentennial (150 year statehood). Cristinite is a borosilicate glass so it is prone to chipping around the girdle if it's knocked real hard so not suited for everyday wear in a ring. That having been said a fellow faceter said one he cut has lasted 15 years with no damage. It would look great in a pendant with accent stones or a solo earring. It may fit in a standard round setting.

$45.00

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Stone 09 Color Change Borosilicate "Jolly Rancher"

11x18 mm / 14.6 carats

Borosilicate glass is "laboratory glass", it has excellent optical properties, is chip and scratch resistant, but is NOT meant for everyday wear. "Color Change" means it changes colors depending on the lighting. This is taken under daylight fluorescent lights where it shows a pale green. In incandescent light it's a pink-orange shade. In natural daylight it's a mix between the two (which sounds ugly but it isn't lol). There is one veil that crosses the stone from lower left to upper right. You can't see it with your naked eyes. Much of the costume jewelry you see is this glass. This design really does look like a flashy piece of candy and is almost as big. Would look killer in a horizontal pendant or broach. It may fit in a standard emerald setting.

$35.00

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Stone 10 Lemon Citrine Quartz "Cushion Triangle"

12 mm / 4.2 carats

Nice big showy sparkly stone, would make a killer pendant. Lemon citrine is heat treated (it's not a natural color of quartz). Forgive my photos this stone was tough to photograph, the color on the first one is dead on and the flash on the second is correct but it isn't lime colored. It may fit in a standard trilliant setting.

$55.00

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Stone 11 "Bubblegum" Synthetic Corundum "Triaga Light House"

13 mm / 9.7 carats

Nice flashy big stone. Really unique look. This is "Choklaroski pulled corundum" which translates into synthetic corundum (sapphire, ruby, etc.) for the rest of us. It comes in various colors and "bubblegum" is meant to simulate a pink tourmaline. Corundum is almost as hard as diamond and can be worn in just about anything.

$80.00

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Stone 12 San Carlos Arizona Peridot "Trilliant C"

8 mm tri / 1.6 carats

Trilliant cuts are very popular and are meant to be very flashy. I happen to think that the peridot from the San Carlos Reservation in Arizona is the best color out there and unlike many peridots is clean to very slightly included (inclusions in perodit are called "platelets" for their resemblence to red blood cells. Yuck). You'll never notice them unless you use extreme magnification. Peridot is hard enough to be worn as jewelry if reasonable care is taken. It may fit in a standard trillion setting.

$30.00

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Stone 13 Cubic Zirconium "April Flower"

14 mm square cushion / 7.8 carats

There is so much man-made CZ out there it's ridiculous (just watch 10 seconds of JTV lol). But none in this design. Originally meant to simulate diamond it is known for very bright scintillation. This one is no exception, and has great "depth" (think of a funnel). I haven't cut much of it yet but it's starting to grow on me. A fairly hard stone and can be worn in just about any situation.

$50.00

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Stone 14 Pariaba Monosital "Zankoku"

10x8 mm / 3.4 carats

Monosital is a synthetic ceramic that is hard (hardness 7) and is well suited for occasional wear rings and other jewelry that otherwise might be scratched. Paraiba refers to a blue variety of tourmaline from Brazil which is crazy expensive. It has really good flash and I cut this design a lot to fit squashed triangular shaped pieces. You'll never see a design with quite this outline anywhere else. This one will set nicely in a solo pendant. And no I don't know why it is different than "Nanosital". Probably made using a slightly different method.

$40.00

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Stone 15 Oregon Sunstone "Deva"

7 mm pentagon / 1.4 carats

Oregon Sunstone is world famous for it's brilliance and unusual coloration. This is a light straw color and has good brilliance. Sunstone is suited for a ring for everyday wear as long as some care taken and it isn't rubbed against hard objects like porcelain or scrubbing pads. This one would look awesome as a solo ring. Just don't try to pound in a nail with it :)

$45.00

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Stone 16 "Bubblegum" Synthetic Corundum "Golden Swan"

11x10 mm / 4.3 carats

Good size stone in a very unusual and bright design. This is "Choklaroski pulled corundum" which translates into synthetic corundum (sapphire, ruby, etc.) for the rest of us. It comes in various colors and "bubblegum" is meant to simulate a pink tourmaline. Corundum is almost as hard as diamond and can be worn in just about anything.

$60.00

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Stone 17 Oregon Schiller Sunstone "Spear of Odin"

8 mm / 1.4 carats

Oregon Sunstone is world famous for it's brilliance and unusual coloration. This is an very unique "snowflake" schiller stone. Schiller is actually microscopic copper platelets in the stone which give it a coppery color. I've dug a few snowflake stones in 20 years but have never see any others. Sunstone is suited for a ring for everyday wear as long as some care taken and it isn't rubbed against hard objects like porcelain or scrubbing pads. This one would look great as a solo ring or earring. Just don't try to pound in a nail with it :)

$45.00

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Stone 18 "Bubblegum" Synthetic Corundum "Butterfly"

20x7 mm / 8.8 carats

This design has big bright flash and really does look like a butterfly's wings when you rock it (if you use some imagination). This is "Choklaroski pulled corundum" which translates into synthetic corundum (sapphire, ruby, etc.) for the rest of us. It comes in various colors and "bubblegum" is meant to simulate a pink tourmaline. Corundum is almost as hard as diamond and can be worn in just about anything.

$35.00

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Stone 19 Rose de France (Lavender quartz) "Star of Darkness"

8 mm square / 3.9 carats

I am a sucker for Rose De France, a fancy name for a light shade of lavender quartz, so I cut a lot of it. The pattern is intended to look ominous and it really does, but has good scintillation. I think of it as an approaching thunderstorm. All quartz is very hard and can be worn in just about anything. It may fit in a standard square setting.

$40.00

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Stone 20 Smokey Quartz "Octagon"

9 mm / 3.3 carats

Smokey quartz is a natural color, but crystals light enough to make good faceted stones are pretty hard to find. This has great brilliance and the octagonal table is very noticable. Suitable for everyday wear in any jewelry.

$40.00

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