How To Cut Gemstones

These are photographs showing how to cut gemstones before & after and step-by-step.

how to cut gemstones
Oregon Sunstone Rough

 

Can you match the finished stones to the rough stones? OK, the green one is easy.  I'll give a clue - the largest rough stone is turned sideways. And, only one has no copper Schiller. So, that one's easy. What about the rest ?

how to cut gemstones
Oregon Sunstone Faceted
how to cut gemstones
Arizona Peridot Rough

 

 

 

I cut this large piece of Arizona Peridot into a 4.3 carat 10 mm x 8 mm emerald cut and then set the stone in this 14K yellow gold man's ring, for my uncle in Oklahoma.

how to cut gemstones
Finished Arizona Peridot Gold Ring
how to cut gemstones
before repair

 

 

Here is a lovely purple-blue Tanzanite that was badly scratched.  A fellow jeweler pulled it out of his client's ring and sent it to me. See the difference after I re-cut and polished the crown without touching the pavilion or outline of the stone !

how to cut gemstones
after repair

How To Cut Gemstones - Amethyst Earrings

These step by step photographs show how to cut stone for jewelry making, faceting gems, how to cut rocks for jewelry, how to cut stone for jewelry. They show how to cut stone for jewelry making.