2 edition of faceter"s gem cuts found in the catalog.
faceter"s gem cuts
Carl M. Unruh
|Statement||Carl M. Unruh.|
|LC Classifications||TS752.5 U57|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||2 v. :|
Jeff Graham’s book, Learn to Facet the Right Way, was what I used to facet my first four gemstones. My teacher selected it over several learn-to-facet books in my library. I owe a tribute to Jeff Graham for his informative jump start into the craft and art of gemstone faceting. Facetron “A Lapidary Luxury” Since , Jarvi Tool, LLC has strived to produce the highest quality faceting machine because they know that in order to produce the finest quality gemstones, you, the faceter, need the finest quality precision faceting machine. That’s what the Facetron is all about.
Colored Stone Faceting means cutting all of the "other" gems, except for cutting diamonds. Some of this info applies in diamond cutting, but cutting them takes more specialized equipment and training. Diamond cutting is covered in other parts of the web, as well as many books which may be available through your local library, and is beyond the scope of this topic. At various locations in this book, I refer to the “bibles” of faceting. These are the bibles. John Broadfoot and Peter Collins Cutting Gemstones: A Beginner’s Guide to Faceting pages softcover, spiral bound Published by Gem Info Pty, Brisbane, Australia. First published , Second edition ISBN H. C. DakeFile Size: KB.
Choose between the Facetron, Tom Thumb, and Patriot faceting machines. Crystalite diamond laps, and Gearloose polishing laps. Premium diamond spray and compound. This is an excellent book on the art of faceting. Well organized and covers all aspects of selecting and buying gem rough, orienting before cutting, and how to get the best from your gem rough, and the use of faceting equipment. illustrations. 24 tables. 19 cutting diagrams. pages. $ Art of Gem Cutting.
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I was excited to get my book, thinking it would have faceting diagrams. There really wasn't anything you would call a diagram, just some instructional sections. The how faceters gem cuts book part was OK, but it was 'old school', refering to cutting the crown first.
I wouldn't recomend this book to anyone, but OK for a different point of view (or historical /5(64). A book designed to teach you about faceting and is suitable for the complete beginner. The book is designed so that you can teach yourself to facet gemstones from scratch.
Each chapter leads you through the basics of faceting faceters gem cuts book highlights the most important principles for the beginner. You are guided from the simplest to the more complex cuts chapter by chapter and step by step. Nothing can match the satisfaction of creating and cutting your own unique gem cuts.
Chapters on general design principles and a specific case study should help you on your way. Finally, faceters are inveterate tinkerers, and the concluding chapter lays out ideas for multiple do-it-yourself projects, including instructions for building a /5(55).
This book, along with its companion Vol 1 & Vol 2, is considered by most amateur and professional faceters as a "must have" reference work. It contains cutting diagrams for more than different gems that weren't included in the first two volumes, from the simplest of cuts to the most difficult.5/5(8).
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Your source for the highest quality information, service, and products that assure the greatest value to all of our visitors and customers. The Three Muses gemstone is a faceting design based on the number 3. These notes, diagrams, and instructions will show you how to cut your own gem.
The Gemstone Butterfly Cut. The Gemstone Butterfly is a stunning design for a custom-cut gem. Our step-by-step guide will show you how to facet this piece and suggest some variations.
Off-site Faceting Diagrams are also available at our sister site Facet Diagrams. This site is dedicated to the memory of Norman W. Steele who doggedly collected and cataloged most of the faceting diagrams in this collection.
This site’s purpose is to make this collection freely available to the hobbyist or professional gem cutter and to enlarge the collection. The database is based on the Datavue program and database of. Named Cuts. New gem cuts are created every day. In a checkerboard cut, a faceter cuts the gem with square facets, so its crown and table resemble a checkerboard.
This cut is. Welcome To the United States Faceters Guild website, open to anyone, anywhere, who is interested in the art of faceting. Here you will find searchable faceting articles, discussion forums, news and events, a searchable library of faceting diagrams, information about competitions and a list of certified faceters.
Rough Creations greatly admires and chooses to use faceting designs by Jeff Graham for the majority of its gemstone cuts. The late Jeff R Graham is the author of Gram Faceting Designs – a series of books on gem designs that I am gradually collecting.
He was a master facetor, and his many designs are characterised by fabulous light return through the use of interesting shapes and geometries.
Although the majority of commercially cut stones have similar appearance, there are many original faceting designs available in books and the Internet nowadays.
New cuts can be created quite easily thanks to the development of faceting design computer programs, specially GemCad by Robert Strickland, where also exact faceting machine ajustments. Welcome to the United Kingdom Facet Cutters’ Guild, North American Branch. The UKFCG is a very worthwhile organization for the new, intermediate, or even advanced Faceter.
They publish a helpful web site, and a first class newsletter, called StoneChat. Much of gemstone cutting requires the same process for every stone, which is what I considered to establish my per stone flat rate for up to the first five carats of finished gemstone weight.
If a finished stone weighs 5 carats or less, this is the price for faceting that stone. As stones get larger, it does take more time and will cost more.
Columbia-Willamette Faceters’ Guild. The CWFG is a nonprofit organization located in Portland, Oregon and dedicated to the advancement of faceting gemstones through education. We are a diversified mix of Master cutters, professional members and hobbyists. Diamond Checker Boards - Money Cuts is the ninth design collection in the series of Jeff Graham's highly acclaimed gemstone designs for faceters.
This design packet further expands on the author's popular Checker Boards and "Money Cuts" design series and features 42 additional designs which are easy to facet and do not have a large number of facets.
Welcome to the Gemology Online Faceting Diagram database. All patterns on this page were written by faceters on this site.
To access the diagrams, simply click on the image of the stone. To view the image up-close, click on the small "picture-in-picture" icon in the lower-right corner. If a computer rendering and an actual stone are displayed. It is a quality stone or it is not. It is a sellable stone or it’s not.
Nobody asks about whether the stone was cut by a “Master Faceter” or cares. The stones speak for themselves. Note: Of course, there are some well known faceters and because of style and reputation their stones may bring a higher price. But for discussions sake. Welcome to the Faceting Academy – the best place to learn faceting precious gems for fun or profit.
Some of the latest comments, stories, gems, events, techniques, etc will be posted on the Blog can learn faceting for free using our many free resources, with free faceting videos and free faceting articles on things like how to evaluate faceting rough, how to facet Oregon Sunstone.
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