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Welcome to the Gram Faceting, my virtual store specializing in selected gem rough, tools, and information for faceters.

I'm Jeff Graham - you may already know me as the author of Gram Faceting Designs, my books of gem designs.

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I sell quality gem rough - All the rough depicted and described herein is clean unless specifically noted. If you're looking for rough prices that are too good to be true, you won't find that here. No one can sell you quality material at junk prices. However, if you want to cut select gem rough you'll find an outstanding selection of fairly priced material featured here.

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Gram Faceting Index

Bargains - Index of Bargain Faceting Rough
Amethyst - Uruguayan Amethyst crystal points, Rose de France Amethyst
Ametrine - Ametrine rough
Aquamarine - Aquamarine rough
Bargain Parcels - Various parcels
Beryl
- Gosenite Beryl from Brazil, Zambian Aquamarine Beryl
Garnet - Pink/Red/Orange Mixed Garnets from Sri Lanka, Pyrope Garnets from Africa, Color Change Garnets from Kenya (Voi), Spessartite Garnet from Africa
Sapphire - Umba Sapphires from Tanzania
Multi & Bi Colored Tourmaline - Green/Blue Bi Color Tourmaline crystals from Nigeria, Bi Color Tourmaline
from Nigeria, pink/green Tourmaline, blue/green Tourmaline, clear/pink/green Tourmaline
Peridot - Various parcels
Scapolite - yellow/gold Scapolite from Tanzania, Lilac Purple Scapolite from Tanzania
Indicolite Tourmaline - Indicolite Blue/Green Tourmaline from Nigeria, Indicolite Tourmaline from Nigeria
Tourmaline - Nigerian Tourmaline Parcels, Nigerian Tourmaline Mix, Rubellite Tourmaline, Achroite Tourmaline, Dravite Tourmaline, Verdelite Tourmaline


Books - Index of books
Learn To Facet the Right Way - 5 step by step designs with plenty of pictures and what you need to know to get started faceting gemstones...
Gram 1 - My original book - designs and links cutting diagrams/designs.
Addition #1 - Quartz, Tourmaline, Garnet Designs - Additional design pack for Gram 1, and links cutting diagrams/designs.
Addition #2 - Mixed Designs - Additional design pack for Gram 1, and links cutting diagrams/designs.
Addition #3 - Mixed Designs - Additional design pack for Gram 1, and links cutting diagrams/designs.
Addition #4 - Money Cuts Designs - Additional design pack for Gram 1, and links cutting diagrams/designs.
Addition #5 - Barion Designs - Additional design pack for Gram 1, and links cutting diagrams/designs.
Addition #6 - Checker Board Designs - Additional design pack for Gram 1, and links cutting diagrams/designs.
Addition #7 - Money Cuts Designs - Additional design pack for Gram 1, and links cutting diagrams/designs.
Addition #8 - Diamond Checker Boards - Money Cuts Designs - Additional design pack for Gram 1, and links cutting diagrams/designs.
Addition #9 - Mirage Cuts - Money Cuts Designs - Additional design pack for Gram 1, and links cutting diagrams/designs.
Addition #10 - Mirage Cuts - Money Cuts 2 - Additional design pack for Gram 1, and links cutting diagrams/designs.
Faceting Diagrams by Fred Van Sant - Fred Van Sant's complete faceting designs/diagrams
Buyers Guides - Various gemstone and jewelry buying guides
Cabochon Cutting & General Lapidary - Books Opal cutting, Cabochon cutting, general lapidary
Gemstone Carving - Books on Gemstone carving
Gemstone Collecting - Field guides and identification books on collecting gemstones
Gemstones, Minerals & Collecting - Field guides and identification books on collecting minerals
Trail Guides - Field guides on where and how to collect and dig minerals and gemstones
Faceting Designs - Index of Faceting Designs
OnLine Searchable Database of all of my Faceting Designs
Angels Cross - Nice cross design
Aqua Cisir - Rectangle Beryl cut, low facets with high performance
Blink - Made for Tourmaline crystals, works well in about any color
Blue Ice - Pendant design made of a very long Aquamarine Beryl crtstal
Brilliant Pear - Fast easy high performace short pear deaign based on a round brilliant
Button - Interesting dome shaped round cut for Tourmaline
CheckMate - Great reound checker board reflector design
Chinese Checker - fast brillinat square design
Cornered - Octagon checker top design for Tourmaline
Easy Emerald - Classic Emerald, adapatable to variouse L/W
First Wave - Trillion designms with a wave (not level) girdle
4 Way Stop - Nice bright checker top
Gram Portuguese - My take on the classic cut, this is designed for better performance in lower R.I.'s
Gram Prince - My classic rectangle "princess" cut
Gram Princess - My take on the classic cut, this is designed for better performance in lower R.I.'s
Light House - Square reflector desigh good in about any material
Memory - Octagon design with an unusual girdle, very bright and fun to cut. Merry Christmas 2003
Mumble - Interesting cushion trillion for light colored materials
Patience II - Lots and lots of facets, a round stone for a large project stone
Rainbow 1.33 - Classic omni point oval, L/W is critical on this one
Rose Heart - Nice heart for Valentines day
Round Brilliant #2 - Merry Christmas 2007
Signature #4 - My classic (and favorite) trillion design for Beryl and light colored Tourmaline
Simple Heart - Easy low number of facets heart for everybody
Simple Portuguese - My take on the classic cut with fewer facets for a smaller stone, this is designed for better performance in lower R.I.'s
Sonoran Snowflake - Novelty cut foe a large piece of rough
SweetHeart - My all time favorite classic heart good in any material with no changes
Tic Tac - Quich, easy desigh for darher Garnets, works well in any Garnet
Tzar - Classic dome cut, a lot of facets made for light saturation materials
'B' Still My Heart - Voted one of the 12 best designs of 1999 - Classic barion heart
Pin Wheel - Voted one of the 12 best designs of 2000 - Neat novelty cut
Utopia
- U.S.F.G. 2002 Master Single Stone Competition Design - Clacssic Barion pear
Smith Bar - This stone is in the Smithsonian - Classic bar cut
White Asterism - Voted on of the 12 best designs of 2001 - Neat dome cut made for lightly saturated materials
Faceting Rough - Index of Faceting Rough

Apatite - Yellow/green material from Mexico
Beryl - Index of Beryl Rough
Aquamarine - Zambian
Aquamarine2 - Afghanistan crystals
Aquamarine3 - Huge crystals from Afghanistan
Aquamarine4 - Large natural Mozambique crystals
Aquamarine5 - Nigerian Aquamarine
Collector Beryl (unusual colors) - Seafoam Beryl from Brazil
Emerald
- Green Beryl form Zambia
Goshenite (clear Beryl) - Gosenite Beryl from Brazil
Helidore - Helidore Beryl (yellow/green) from Afghanistan
Morganite - Pink to pink/peach Beryl
Beryl Parcels - Various parcel

Chrome Diopside - Chrome Diopside from Russia
Chrysoberyl - Yellow/green Chrysoberyl , yellow Chrysoberyl , gold Chrysoberyl , honey Chrysoberyl from Tanzania Africa
Danburite - Collector Danburite, white/clear in color
Flourite - Wise mine (Westmoreland, New Hampshire, USA) blue/green Flourite

Feldspar - Index to Feldspar
Labradorite - Mexico, Oregon, et...
Orothoclase - Yellow
Sunstone
- Oregon Sunstone

Garnet
- Index of Garnet Rough
Almandine - Rose Malaya Garnet from Tanzania, large Almandine Garnet, Malai Garnet from Kenya
Collector Garnets - Large Mint Merelani Garnet, Voi (Kenya) color change Garnet
Color Change Garnets - Voi color change
Grossular - Mali Garnet from the Republic of Mali (Africa), chartreuse Mali, yellow Mali, green Mali, bronze Mali, gold Mali Garnet
Pyrope
- Arizona "Anthill" Garnet (Chrome Pyrope), Grape Garnet from Brazil
Parcels of Garnets - Various Parcels
Rhodolite - Rhodolite parcels from Tanzania, Tanzania Rhodolite Garnet, Lilac Rhodolite Garnet from Tanzania, Maralambo Garnet
Rhodolite 2 - Kangala Rhodolite
Spessartite - Spessartite Garnet, Malaya Garnet, Hessonite Garnet
Rhodolite 3 - Umbalite Garnets
Rhodolite 4 - Mombo Garnets
Spessartite - Spessartite Garnets of various types
Spessartite 2 - Malaya Garnets
Tsavorite - Tsavorite Garnets

Idocrase - Vesuvianite fron Kenya
Iolite - Blue and purple Iolite from Madagascar
Moldavite - Tektite from the Czech Republic

Opal
- Index to Opals
Opal - Mexican Opal
Opal 2 - Oregon Opal

Parcels
- Index to Parcels
Petalite - White/clear material similar to Danburite
Peridot - Apple green Peridot from San Carlos Arizona, Pakistan green Peridot

Quartz
- Index of Quartz Rough
Amethyst -Maraba Amethyst from Brazilian, Bolivian Amethyst, Uruguayan Amethyst crystal points, "Siberian Color" Uruguayan Amethyst crystal points, "Extra" & "Extra Fine" Uruguayan Amethyst crystal points
Amethyst2 - Uruguayan Amethyst crystal points, "Siberian Color" Uruguayan Amethyst crystal points, "Extra" & "Extra Fine" Uruguayan Amethyst crystal points
Amethyst 3 - Large Uruguayan Amethyst crystal points, "Siberian Color" Uruguayan Amethyst crystal points, "Extra" & "Extra Fine" Uruguayan Amethyst crystal points
Amethyst 4 - Irai area Amethyst "Siberian" color
Amethyst 5 - Large Maraba Amethyst
Ametrine - Bolivian Ametrine, Bolivian Ametrine preforms, Bolivian Ametrine sawed clean (large rough), Ametrine parcels
Citrine - Maraba Citrine crystal points, light gold Citrine, parcels of light gold Citrine, Madagascar Oxblood Citrine
Citrine2 - "Extra" Uruguayan Citrine crystal points (Uruguayan)
Citrine 4 - Irai area Citrine
Citrine 5 - Ox Blood Citrine
Clear Quartz - Large clear optical Quartz slabs.
Prasiolite - Green Quartz man-made color
Rose Quartz - Whispering Pines Rose Quartz from Newry (Maine, USA), Rose Quartz from Madagascar
Rose Quartz 2 - Top quality Madagascar rose Quartz
Rose de France - Rose de France Amethyst, sawed Bolivian Rose de France Amethyst (huge Pieces)
Smokey Quartz - Smokey Citrine Quartz native cut crystals from Brazil, Smokey Citrine Quartz from Brazil

Sapphire
- Natural Umba Valley Sapphire, Blue Kenya Sapphires, Tanzania Sapphires, color change Sapphires, Thai Sapphire, Australian Sapphire
Scapolite - Huge Gold Scapolite from Tanzania, yellow/gold Scapolite from Tanzania, Lilac Purple Scapolite from Tanzania

Spinels - Index to Spinels
Parcels of Spinels - Various Parcels
Spinel - Tunduru Spinels of various colors
Spinel 2 - Morogoro Spinels, pink, red, mixed colors
Spinel 3 - Huge purple Morogoro Spinels
Spinel 4 - Red, pink, lilac, light blues, from Vietnam
Spinel 5 - Red, pink, lilac, light blues, from Vietnam

Synthetics
- Index of Synthetic / Man-made Rough

Alexandrite - Man-made

Beryl - Index to Beryl
Bixbite - Hydro thermal red Bery
Emerald - Hydro thermal green Beryl

Cubic Zirconia - Index to Cubic Zirconia
Aqua
Blue
Clear/White
Golden/Topaz
Lavender
Peach
Pink
Red

Color Change CZ
Light blue to Lilac/Pink
Blue to Teal
Tabacco to Pink/Orange
Peridot Green to Gold Beryl
Pink to Lavender

Quartz - Index to man-made Quartz
Amethyst (med) - man-made Amethyst
Ametrine - man-made Ametrine
Colorless - White, clear Quartz
Light Blue Quartz - man-made Quartz
Swiss Blue Quartz - man-made Quartz
Ceylon Blue Quartz - man-made Quartz
Citrine - man-made Citrine
Medium Citrine - man-made Citrine
Madeira Citrine - man-made Citrine
Green Quartz - man-made Quartz

Sapphire (Corundum) - Index of Man-made Sapphire Rough
Burma Pink - Man-made Sapphire boules
Ceylon Blue - Man-made Sapphire boules
Color Change - Man-made Sapphire boules
Cranberry - Man-made Sapphire boules
Fusia - Man-made Sapphire boules
Light Fusia - Man-made Sapphire boules
Lemon - Man-made Sapphire boules
Imperial - Man-made Sapphire boules
Padaparadschah - Man-made Sapphire boules
Ruby - Man-made Sapphire boules
Tanzanite - Man-made Sapphire boules
White/Clear - Man-made Sapphire boules

Spinel - Index to man-made Spinel
Ceylon Blue - Top Sapphire color
Colorless - White, clear Spinel
Swiss Blue - Blue Spinel
London Blue - Rich blue Spinel
Yellow/Green - Chrysoberyl colored Spinel

YAG (man-made Garnet) - Index to YAG
Colorless - White, clear YAG
Green/Teal - Green/Teal YAG
Green - Nice kelly green
Hot Yellow - Chrysoberyl color YAG
Pink - Pink YAG
Tanzanite - Blue/lavender

Rutile - Man-made Rutile
Strontium Titanate - Man-made Strontium Titanate
Tsavorite Garnet Simulant - Green Garnet Simulant
Zincite
- Man made Zincite in all color, green, yellow, red, orange

Topaz
- Index of Topaz Rough
Electric Blue - London Blue Topaz, Electric Blue Topaz
Guerro - Guerro Topaz from Mexico
Imperial - Imperial Topaz from Brazil
Natural Blue - Natural light blue Topaz
Sierra Blue - Sierra Blue Topaz
Sky Blue - Sawed clean
Topaz - Swiss Blue Topaz, Sky Blue Topaz, Light Blue Topaz, White Topaz Preforms in parcels, White Tumbled Topaz from Africa, , Brazilian Topaz Parcels mixed colors

Tourmaline
- Index of Tourmaline Rough
Chrome Tourmaline - Chrome Tourmaline
Collector Tourmaline
- Blue/Green Bi Color Tourmaline crystal from Nigeria, Top Tri Color Tourmaline crystal from Afghanistan, Elbaite (watermelon) Tourmaline from Nigeria, Maine Tourmaline USA, Stewart Hot Pink Tourmaline from California, Siberite Tourmaline
Huge Tourmaline - Nigerian Rubellite, Green Crystal Tourmaline, other large Tourmalines
Indicolite Tourmaline
- Large Indicolite Tourmaline crystals from Nigeria, Indicolite Blue/Green Tourmaline from Nigeria, Indicolite Tourmaline from Nigeria
Multi & Bi Color Tourmaline - Green/Blue Bi Color Tourmaline crystals from Nigeria, Bi Color Tourmaline
from Nigeria, pink/green Tourmaline, blue/green Tourmaline, clear/pink/green Tourmaline
Special Tourmaline - Rare and unusual pieces
Tourmaline - Nigerian Tourmaline Parcels, Nigerian Tourmaline Mix, Huge Nigerian Tourmaline, Rubellite Tourmaline, Achroite Tourmaline, Dravite Tourmaline, Verdelite Tourmaline
Tourmaline 2 - Brazilian Tourmaline, Pink Rind Brazilian Tourmaline, Mozambique green/yellow Tourmaline, Peach Mauve Brazilian Tourmaline, Rubellite Tourmaline, Achroite Tourmaline, Dravite Tourmaline, Verdelite Tourmaline
Tourmaline 3 - Kelly Green Tourmaline from Nigeria, Nigerian Green Tourmaline from Nigeria, African Green Crystal Tourmaline, Brazilian Green Crystal Tourmaline, Verdelite Tourmaline
Tourmaline 4 - Zambian Tourmaline Nodules from Zambia, Rubellite Tourmaline, Achroite Tourmaline, Dravite Tourmaline, Verdelite Tourmaline
Tourmaline 5 - Crystal Green Tourmaline from Nigeria, Green Crystal Tourmaline from Nigeria, Verdelite Tourmaline
Tourmaline 6 - Dravite, Tourmaline, Mozambique
Tourmaline 7 - Dravite, Sunset Tourmaline
Tourmaline 8 - Afghanistan Tourmaline, Pink, Green, Bi color
Tourmaline 9 - Afghanistan Tourmaline, Pink, Green, Bi color
Tourmaline10 - Schorl Tourmaline
Tourmaline Parcels - Parcels of various types
Tourmaline Parcels 2 - Parcels of various types of Tourmaline

Zircon
- Index to Zircons
Blue Zircons - African, Cambodian blue
Butterscotch Zircons - Yellow/gold/orange Zircons
Collector Zircons - Large and unusual stones
Fancy Zircons - All colors, high Zircons
Honey Zircons - Cocoa, orange, redish/brown Zircons
White Zircons - Clear/white Zircons
Yellow Zircons - Yellow/gold Zircons


Faceted Gemstones - Index to Faceted Gemstones
(This is the general index to all of the faceted gemstones I offer)


American & Specialty Gemstones

Beryl - Index to American cut Beryl
Beryl Sets - Various sets and suites

Garnet - Index to American cut Garnets
Spessertite (Spessertite) - Various cuts
Rhodolite - Various cuts

Peridot

Quartz
- Index to American cut Quartz
Amethyst -Various cuts
Citrine - Various cuts

Tourmaline
- Index to Americancut Tourmaline
Rubellite - Various cuts
Green Tourmaline - Various types of cuts

Sets & Suites

Commercial Cut Gemstones - Index to Commercial Cut Gemstones
Welcome to my Commercial Cut Gemstone pages, all of the stones that you see here are cut by professional commercial cutters... These stones are not cut by me... But they are all selected by me for their quality and interesting cuts/designs.

Sapphires - Index To Cut Sapphires
Blue Sapphires - All types and Shades of blue Sapphires
Color Change Sapphires - Unusual color shifts and color changes
Collector Sapphires - Ceylon, Ruby, Padparadschah Sapphires
Hot Pink/Cranberry Sapphires - Hot pink, almost Ruby stones
Peach/Orange/Gold Sapphires - Unusual colors
Pink Sapphires - Pink, Commercial colors
Purple/Lavender Sapphires - Collector shades
Yellow Sapphires - Commercial colors
White Sapphires - Champange, tint colors and white Sapphire

Spinels - Index to Spinels
Red Spinels - Various types of cuts

Jeff's Custom Cut Gemstones
New - This page has pictures and descriptions of all types of gemstones I have cut recently
Amethyst - Maraba Amethyst gemstones, Bolivian Amethyst gemstones, Uruguayan Amethyst gemstones, "Siberian Color" Uruguayan Amethyst gemstones, "Extra" & "Extra Fine" Uruguayan Amethyst gemstones
Ametrine - Bolivian Ametrine gemstones
Aquamarine - Aquamarine Beryl gemstones, Zambian Aquamarine Beryl gemstones, Aquamarine from Brazil gemstones
Beryl - Helidore Beryl (yellow/gold) gemstones, Gosenite gemstones, Seafoam Beryl gemstones
Citrine - "Extra" Uruguayan Citrine gemstones (Uruguayan Irai), Maraba Citrine gemstones, light gold Citrine gemstones, Madagascar Oxblood Citrine gemstones
Chrysoberyl - Yellow/green Chrysoberyl , yellow Chrysoberyl , gold Chrysoberyl , honey Chrysoberyl from Tanzania Africa gemstones
Danburite - Collector Danburite gemstones, white/clear in color
Garnet - Collector Garnet gemstones of all types, Almandine Garnets, Grossular Garnets, Pyrope Garnets, Pyrope Garnets, Spessartite Garnets
Iolite
- Blue to purple Iolite gemstones
Peridot - Apple green gemstones Peridot from San Carlos Arizona, Pakistan green Peridot faceted gemstones
Sapphire - Faceted gemstones, Natural Umba Valley Sapphire, Blue Kenya Sapphires, Tanzania Sapphires, color change Sapphires, Thai Sapphire, Australian Sapphire
Scapolite - yellow/gold Scapolite faceted gemstones from Tanzania, Lilac Purple Scapolite from Tanzania
Spinel - Faceted Spinel gemstones from Tunduru (Africa), Tunduru Spinels in all colors, red, pink, blue, purple, teal, Spinels
Tanzanite - Faceted Tanzanite from Tanzania, purple, purple blue
Topaz - Faceted gemstones of all types from London Blue Topaz, Electric Blue Topaz, Sierra Blue Topaz, Swiss Blue Topaz, Sky Blue Topaz, Light Blue Topaz, Imperial Topaz from Brazil, Guerro Topaz from Mexico, Brazilian Topaz
Tourmaline - Tourmaline faceted gemstones of all types, Brazilian Tourmaline, Afghanistan Pastel Tourmaline, Pink Brazilian Tourmaline, Mozambique green/yellow Tourmaline, Peach Mauve Brazilian Tourmaline, Siberian Bi-Color from Siberia, Zambian Tourmaline, Sunset Tourmaline from Kenya, Rubellite Tourmaline, Achroite Tourmaline, Dravite Tourmaline, Verdelite
Tourmaline2 - Tourmaline faceted gemstones of all types, Brazilian Tourmaline, Afghanistan Pastel Tourmaline, Pink Brazilian Tourmaline, Mozambique green/yellow Tourmaline, Peach Mauve Brazilian Tourmaline, Siberian Bi-Color from Siberia, Zambian Tourmaline, Sunset Tourmaline from Kenya, Rubellite Tourmaline, Achroite Tourmaline, Dravite Tourmaline, Verdelite
Tourmaline3
- Tourmaline faceted gemstones of all types, Brazilian Tourmaline, Afghanistan Pastel Tourmaline, Pink Brazilian Tourmaline, Mozambique green/yellow Tourmaline, Peach Mauve Brazilian Tourmaline, Siberian Bi-Color from Siberia, Zambian Tourmaline, Sunset Tourmaline from Kenya, Rubellite Tourmaline, Achroite Tourmaline, Dravite Tourmaline, Verdelite
Tourmaline4 - Tourmaline faceted gemstones of all types, Brazilian Tourmaline, Afghanistan Pastel Tourmaline, Pink Brazilian Tourmaline, Mozambique green/yellow Tourmaline, Peach Mauve Brazilian Tourmaline, Siberian Bi-Color from Siberia, Zambian Tourmaline, Sunset Tourmaline from Kenya, Rubellite Tourmaline, Achroite Tourmaline, Dravite Tourmaline, Verdelite
Tourmaline5 - Tourmaline faceted gemstones of all types, Brazilian Tourmaline, Afghanistan Pastel Tourmaline, Pink Brazilian Tourmaline, Mozambique green/yellow Tourmaline, Peach Mauve Brazilian Tourmaline, Siberian Bi-Color from Siberia, Zambian Tourmaline, Sunset Tourmaline from Kenya, Rubellite Tourmaline, Achroite Tourmaline, Dravite Tourmaline, Verdelite
Zircon - Faceted Zircon gemstones of all types from Madagascar Zircon, Honey Zircon Tanzania, Nigerian Blue Zircon, Fancy Zircon Kenya/Tanzania, Hyacinth Zircon, Starlite Zircon, Low Zircon, High Zircon, blue, yellow, white, red, orange, pink, mauve, copper Zircons
Guest Faceter
Tony Carson - Various types of faceted gemstones cut by a friend of mine


Equipment - Index to Equipment
Diamond Files - Diamond Files
Dopping Accessories
- Dopping tools

Faceting Machines - Index to faceting machines
OMNI Faceting Machine - A new quality faceting machine
OMNI Phoenix Faceting Machine Head - A quality digital faceting machine head UpGrade for Graves faceting machine bases.
Ultra Tec Faceting Machine - I do recommend this machine.

I do not recommend or sell these faceting machines.
Alpha Taurus / Diamante - I do not recommend these machines.
Facetron
- I do not recommend this machine.
Facette - I do not recommend this machine.
Graves
- I do not recommend this machine.
Poly-metric - I do not recommend this machine.

Gauges - Swiss dial gauges, brass millimeter gauges

Gem Instruments - Index to Gem Instruments
Dark Field Scope - Dark Field Flashlight
Dichroscopes - OPL, Chinese
Gemstone Filters - Chelsa Filter
Gemstone Lights - Gemlite
Spectroscopes - Scope, Book, Light
Stone Papers, Scoops - Stone Tweezers, scoops
Stone Papers, Boxes - Stone papers, Boxes

Glues and Adhesives
- Hot Stuff Super Glue, Mild Super Glue Accelerator, Super Glue Solvent

Laps
- Index to Laps
Accessories - Carbide dressing sticks
Composite Laps - RayTech Nu Bond laps
Crystalite Sintered Laps - Crystalmet sintered diamond laps
Economy Plates/Cap Laps - All grits Economy 6" & 8" Steel Plates
Polishing Laps - Master Laps, various laps
Solid Steel Laps - Crystalite steele laps

Loupes - Peer 18mm 10x, Vigor 18mm 10x, 10x Bausch & Lomb Hastings, Opti VISOR - Optical Glass Binocular Magnifier, Flip-up Binocular Magnification Glasses

Polishes & Accessories - Index to Polishes
Accessories - Ultralaps, Crystalube, Crystalcut
Diamond Polish
- Various types
Economy Diamond Polsih - Various types
Polishes - Aluminium oxide, cerium oxide

Saws - Index to Saws
Accessories - Cyrstalcut lubricant for diamond saws and laps
Saws - Ameritool 4/5" diamond saw
4" Saw Blades - Various
5 " Saw Blades - Various
6 " Saw Blades - Various

Scales - Slim Line 100 gram Dual Range Scale (.1g accuracy), DigiWeight Carat Scale (accuracy is .01)
Stone Papers, Scoops... - Stone Papers, Stone holder Tweezer (4-prong), Stone holder Tweezer (4-prong), Stone Scoops
Torches, Alcohol Lamps - Alcohol Lamps, Blazer Torch butane hand torch
Tweezers - Dumont - Slide Lock Tweezers, Euro Tool - Slide Lock Tweezer (Italy) - Non Locking Tweezers
Wax - Gram Finger Shaped, 4 blocks - Red/Brown Diamond Setters Wax, Ray Tech Tube shaped - Red/Brown Diamond Setters Wax, Ray Tech block - Red/Brown Diamond Setters, Wax Stick Wax - Green, Red, Black

T-Shirts & Things - Index to Promotional Items
Amethyst Imperative T-Shirt - Exclusive Hanes "Comfort" t-shirt with my "Amethyst Imperative" design silk screened on it
Martian Trinity T-Shirt - Exclusive Hanes "Comfort" t-shirt with my "Martian Trinity" design silk screened on it
Step on me... T-Shirt - Exclusive Hanes "Comfort" t-shirt with my "Step on me..." design silk screened on it
Memory Mug - Fire House 16 oz. Mug


Gemstone Information & Cutting Properties - Index Gemstone properties
I have listed almost all common and some uncommon materials, if you have any questions just let me know.
Note: Some of my actual cutting experiences differ from what some books say... I have listed my experiences.
Amber (yellow/brown)
Andalusite (brown/green/red/orange)
Apatite (blue to blue/green, yellow to yellow green)

Beryl - Cutting Information Index
Aquamarine (blue, blue/green)
Bixbite (pink to strawberry)
Emerald (green)
Helidore (yellow, yellow/green)
Goshenite (colorless)
Morganite (pale pink to pink)

Chrome Diopside
Chrysoberyl (yellow/green to yellow/gold) - Alexsanderite (color change red/purple to green)
Danburite (pink to colorless)

Feldspar Cutting Information Index
Bytownite (gold/brown)
Labradorite (clear/blueish/flashes of color like moonstone)
Orthoclase (yellow/straw colored)
Sunstone (gold/yellow, copper shiller, red/orange/green/blue spots of color)
Flourite (almost all colors)

Garnet - Cutting Information Index
Almandine (red/orange to violet tint)
Demantoid (green, Emerald green)
Grossular (green, yellow copper, brown) - Tsavorite (chrome green)
Pyrope (red, red with a brown tint)
Spessaritie (orange to brown)
Uvaroite (Emerald green)

Glass - Apache Tears, Obsidian
Idocrase - someimes called Vesuvianite found near Mount Vesuvias (nice peridot green)
Iolite - Cordierite (blue/purple with light grey/clear axis)
Moldavite - Tektite (olive to a nice green)
Opal (opal clear, yellow, orange, red/orange)
Peridot (olive to apple green)

Quartz - Cutting Information Index
Amethyst (light blue/purple to deep purple/blue with magenta flashes)
Ametrine (blue/purple yellow/gold)
Citrine (yellow/gold to red/orange, red brown)
Clear Quartz (clear, colorless)
Rose Quartz (pink)
Smokey Quartz (grey, grey/gold/peach_
Treated Quartz (green/yellow)

Sapphire - Cutting Information Index
Color Change (all colors)
Padparadschah (pin/orange)
Ruby (red)
Sapphies (all colors)

Scapolite (yellow, clear, purple/lilac)
Sphalerite (green, brown, yellow, red, orange and colorless)
Sphene (rown, yellow, green, brownish-red)
Spinel (Red, purple, blue, lavender, green, pink, yellow (unusual), orange/peach)

Spodumene - Cutting Information Index
Hiddenite (Emerald green, yellow-green, yellow)
Kunzite (Pink, violet, cornflower-blue)

Synthetics - Cutting Information Index
Cubic Zirconia (all colors, color change)
Gadolinium Gallium Garnet (GGG) (all colors)
Yttrium Aluminum Garnet (YAG) (all colors)
Zincite (all colors)

Rhodochrosite (red/pink)
Tanzanite - (purple/blue) - Zoisite
Topaz (blue, clear, peach to pink)

Tourmaline - Cutting Information Index
Achroite (colorless)
Dravite (gold/yellow to orange)
Elbiate (watermelon, red/green rind)
Indicolite (blue)
Rubellite (red/purple/pink)
Schorl (opaque black)
Siberite (purple)
Verdelite (green)

Zircon - Cutting Information Index
Fancy Zircons (unusual colors, mauve, pink, red)
Hyacinth (butterscotch, yellow, brown to orange)
Starlite (blue)
Just ask Jeff - Index to my "just ask Jeff" (tips, information and answers to all kinds of faceting related questions and topics)

Conversions
Weight and length conversions... What is what?
How are grit/mesh/micron related and what is what?

Design Questions
What is a Barion?
What is a Princess cut?
What L/W mean and what is it used for?
What is Tangent Ratioing? What is your opinion?
What is Face up Brightness and Tilt Brightness?
Does an Apex Crown help with Tilt Brightness?
Do I need high tilt brightness, BOG, and high ray trace numbers for a good design?

Dopping Questions
Do you recommend wax or glue for dopping?
How do I get started dopping with wax?
What kind of alcohol should I use?
How do I clean dops?
Re-dopping a stone... How do I do it?
How do I dop a heat sensitive stone with super glue?
How do I transfer a heat sensitive stone with super glue to a new dop?

Equipment Questions
What do I do if I think my machine is out of alignment?
Do I really need dial indicators, strain gauges, down lights, digital read outs...?
Why don't you carry all types of products and equipment?

Faceting Machines - Buying
What is a good Faceting Machine to start with?
What Faceting Equipment do I need to get started?
Buying a used faceting machine... Some things to look for...

Faceting Machine Reviews
Ultra Tec Faceting Machine
Facetron Faceting Machine
Graves Faceting Machine

Gemstone Cutting Questions & Examples
Cutting Sapphires - "Simple Heart"
How do I cut a stone with different colors on different axis's?
Cutting Simple Portuguese...
Cutting "Classic 1" for Michael Hing's Jubilee Project
Simple orientation... Not always?
How thick should my girdle be?

Gemstone Grading and Color Questions
GIA Gemstone Grading System
Common Sense Gemstone Grading by Jeff R. Graham

Gemstone Tools
What is a Dichroscope and how do I use it?
What are complimentary colors? What's a color wheel?

Gemstone Treatment Questions
Is all of that Citrine and Amethyst real?
Are all Emeralds treated and what is your opinion?
What is the True Color of Aquamarine? How is it Heated?
The continuing questionable Andesine story...?
Labradorite? What is it? Value and marketing issues...

How Do I Get Started Questions
How do I find a club in my area?
What are good books to start with?
What type of stone should I cut first?
Can I start to learn to facet with man-made Quartz? Should I?

Identifying Rare Gemstones
What does the African "Pariaba" Toumaline look like rough?
What does a top color change Garnet look like?
What does Siberite Tourmaline look like?

Kraftwerks 2003
I was a featured Kraft Master at the 2003 "Kraftwerks" being held in Ontario California at the Precious Metals West factory. Here is their website www.thekraftwerks.com
Here is a virtual tour of the Ultra Tec factory
Robert casts some Platinum
Bob Lynn - CAM/CAD with Solidscape
Mokume Metal Techniques with James Binnion
Precious Metal Clay with Carl Stanley
Precious Metal Clay with Carl Stanley Part #2

Lap Questions
What is my opinion on laps? What do I use?
Do I really need to score polishing laps and if so how?

What is a Last Lap and how do I use it?
What is a Spectra (Ultralap) Lap? How do I use them?
Do I need a ceramic lap and how do I get it to work?

Making Money Faceting Questions
Can I make money faceting?
What stones make money?
Is stone size important when cutting for money?
Should I do repair work on gemstones, what is your opinion?
How do I start selling to jewelers?
How do I buy rough that I can cut and make money on?
How can I be sucessful in the Gemstone Business?
Gem rough is expensive... Why? Is it really? How about some perspective...
How many stones can a person cut? How many to make a living?
What rough can I make money on? How do I figure it out?
How do I get the best yield from a crystal? How do I figure it out?

Polishing Questions
How do I polish Quartz & Beryl?
How do I polish Kunzite (Spodumene)?
How do I polish Tourmaline & Garnet?
How do I polish Halite?
How do I polish Sapphires?

Pricing Stones Questions
How do I price my stones?
What is your opinion of Pricing Guides?
How do I figure rough cost?
I sold a stone to a jeweler and later found out he made a killing on it... Am I too cheap?
Carats vs. Grams? Which is best?

Rough Questions
How do I tell where the "c" axis on Topaz is and orientate it?
What is CZ?
What is the White Paper Test?
Are all Sapphires Blue?
Why does rough cost almost as much as commercially cut stones sometimes?
Why is some rough stone like Topaz the same cost of cut stones?
How does the supply of gemstones and rough actually work?

Tucson (and others) Gem Show Questions
Jeff's Tips for the Tucson Gem Show... Equipment
Gemshows... Tucson In Particular
Jeff's Tips for buying at the Tucson Gem Show
What is the Bisbee Mineral show like?


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