Gems by John
John has been cutting gemstones since 2001 with more than 3,500 to his credit. During this time, he has worked with more than 1,000 clients that include individuals, jewelers, and gem collectors in the United States, Africa, Canada, Europe, and Australia. John learned how to cut gemstones starting with two one-day faceting lessons, and since that time, John has attended over a dozen week-long lapidary and jewelry making workshops.
He has experience cutting stones from rough - both faceted and cabochons, repairing broken gemstones, cutting stones for jewelry inlay, gemstone drilling, cutting slabs, trimming and cobbing rough, and offering stone cutting classes. John’s studio workshop is in Lexington, Kentucky, where he lives with his wife and three daughters, all of whom make frequent requests for his jewelry!
Gemstone Cutting Class
Scheduled by appointment – email JohnWright@GemsByJohn.com
One day faceting workshop in Lexington, Kentucky. $350 fee includes training materials and use of all lapidary equipment. Student will complete one finished faceted gem.
Half-day cabochon workshop in Lexington, Kentucky. $175 fee includes training materials and use of all lapidary equipment. Student will complete 3-5 finished cabs.