Gem Cutting Cost

Gem Cutting Cost - Faceted Gems
PER STONE - BASED ON FINISHED -WEIGHT-
0-5 carats = $95
5-10 carats = $120
10-15 carats = $145
15-20 carats = $170

gem cutting cost

Gem cutting cost 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 $95 dollars.

Starting with one 80 carat rough gemstone, the finished weight should be about 16 carats. My cutting fee would be $170 dollars.

Gem Cutting Cost -Cabochons

PER STONE - BASED ON FINISHED -SIZE-
0 - 25 mm = $45 per stone
25 - 50 mm = $65 per stone

gem cutting cost

Gem cutting cost 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 $45 dollars.

Starting with one 50 mm rough gemstone, the finished cabochon size should be about 45 mm. My gemstone cutting fee would be $65 dollars.

Gemstone Repair Cost

Re-cut & Polish table = $35

Re-cut & Polish crown (top) = $55

Full re-cut & Polish = $95

gem cutting cost

Cost to repair gems are based on the amount of work needed to re-surface the damaged gem.

When a faceted stone table is scratched, the table can be resurfaced and polished. My gemstone repair fee would be $35 dollars.

When a faceted stone top is scratched, the crown facets including the table can be re-cut and polished. My gemstone repair fee would be $55 dollars.

When a faceted stone top is scratched and the girdle is chipped, normally the complete top, bottom and girdle would need to be re-cut and polished. My gemstone repair fee would be $95 dollars.

Drilling Holes in Stones Cost

COLORED GEMSTONES
- BASED ON HOLE DEPTH -

0 - 5 mm = $25 per hole
5 - 10 mm = $45 per hole

gem cutting cost
Hole drilled in jade to set diamond

My fees to drill holes in gemstones are based on finished hole DEPTH.  Hole diameter is 1.5 mm or larger

GBJ Faceting Accessory Cost

retrofit onto customer's faceting head

cost = $225 

Order Faceting Accessory

The Gems By John Dial Gauge Faceting Accessory makes it easier to use all Graves faceting machines:

Breathes New Life into Old Faceting Machines

Speeds up Cutting

Improves Cutting Symmetry

Improves Depth of Cut Repeatability

Improves Angle Repeatability

Normal turnaround time is five working days to complete the work needed to mount and calibrate the GBJ Faceting Accessory Dial Gauge to any old or new Graves Mark I or Mark IV faceting head.

Gem Cutting Class

Faceting Workshop Class Fee is $350

gem cutting cost

One day personal instruction.  Student will cut a natural rough gemstone into a Standard Round Brilliant faceted gem. Hands-On Training - Your Hands - My Equipment.  Or, students are welcome to bring their own faceting machine

 

Gem Cutting Class

Do you want to learn how to cut gemstones or make cabochons ?  John offers gems cutting classes in Lexington KY for faceting gems and cutting cabochons. 

Gem Cutting Lapidary Services

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