Cutting Fees

Faceted Gemstones - Sunstone and Watermellon Tourmaline

FACETING SERVICE
BASED ON FINISHED -WEIGHT-
0-5 carats = $75
5-10 carats = $100
10-15 carats = $125
15-20 carats = $150

My gemstone cutting fees to make faceted gems are based on the finished gemstone WEIGHT.

Note, the industry average finished yield is 20% of the starting weight.

Starting with one 10 carat rough gemstone, the finish weight should be about 2 carats. My cutting fee would be $75 dollars.

Starting with one 80 carat rough gemstone, the finished weight should be about 16 carats. My cutting fee would be $150 dollars.

Cabochons - Sodalite, Emerald, Labradorite

CABOCHON CUTTING SERVICE

BASED ON FINISHED -SIZE-
0 - 25 mm = $35 per stone
25 - 50 mm = $45 per stone

My gemstone cutting fees to make cabochons are based on the finished gemstone SIZE.

Starting with one 30 mm rough gemstone, the finished cabochon size should be about 25 mm. My gemstone cutting fee would be $35 dollars.

Starting with one 50 mm rough gemstone, the finished cabochon size should be about 45 mm. My gemstone cutting fee would be $45 dollars.

sapphire before and after gemstone repair

GEMSTONE REPAIR
COLORED GEMSTONES

Re-cut & polish table = $25

Re-cut & polish crown (top) = $35

Full re-cut & polish = $70

My gemstone repair fees are based on the amount of work needed to re-surface the worn gemstone.

When a faceted stone table is scuffed, the table can be resurfaced and polished. My gemstone repair fee would be $25 dollars.

When a faceted stone top is scuffed, the crown facets including the table can be re-cut and polished. My gemstone repair fee would be $35 dollars.

When a faceted stone top is scuffed and girdle is chipped, normally the complete top, bottom and outline would need to be re-cut and polished. My gemstone repair fee would be $70 dollars.

HOLES DRILLED IN GEMSTONES
COLORED GEMSTONES
- BASED ON HOLE DEPTH -

0 - 5 mm = $15 per hole
5 - 10 mm = $30 per hole

My fees to drill holes in gemstones are based on finished hole DEPTH.

GEMSTONE CUTTING - PERSONAL LESSONS

Do you want to learn how to facet a gemstone or cut your own cabochon?  John offers  personal lessons in faceting and cutting cabochons.  Click here for more information.

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