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1. Rough Amethyst2. Preform
3. Partially Cut4. Finished Amethyst



This page shows some of the faceting and cabbing rough we have available. Please note that we have given as accurate a description as possible but cannot guarantee specific yields or results. Our description is based on our best estimation and as you will probably be aware this can only ever be an estimation not a guarantee.  How you cut and what you cut and how much experience you have will also have a bearing on the result. All of the material you see on this page is available for purchase and is on site. If you have requests for other material please email us ..we may have it but have not had a chance to list it.  A number of our items for sale we have listed across other media channels so there is a slight chance that something you have ordered is unavailable due to just being sold elsewhere and this website not being updated yet.  This does not happen very often but has occurred.  In this case we will contact you and try and arrange an alternative and if this unsuccessful , will refund you the amount in question.  We also have a small selection of faceting supplies which you can see on Faceting Supplies . If you are wanting to inspect the goods prior to committing you may purchase on an “on approval” basis. These must be returned within 7 days of being received and we will refund your purchase price less our shipping charges. Obviously any cutting/working of the goods will cancel our refund obligation.


Amethyst Ametrine Aquamarine Beryl Golden
Chrysoberyl Citrine Danburite Morganite
Garnet Red Garnet Rhodolite Garnet Spessartite Opal Fire
Opal Transparent Peridot Quartz Green Gold Quartz Rose
Quartz Rutilated Sapphire Topaz Gold Topaz Sky Blue
Topaz Swiss Blue Topaz White Tourmaline Gold Tourmaline Green
Tourmaline Pink Tourmaline Mixed Cubic Zirconia Synthetics
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Sunstone Feldspar comes in several different types which can be somewhat confusing.  The most common sunstone used in faceting comes from the Oregon area in USA while there is another source in Tanzania which produces more cabbing grade material. The Sunstone from Oregon comes in a variety of colours with the most common being a colourless, light peach yellow type and the more expensive having areas or zones of colour which could be red or green. Sunstone is sometimes accompanied by inclusions of various types which can provide an interesting effect called schiller effect.  This is a light reflection off copper platelets within the stone.  Too much and too random would make the stone cabbing grade usually, but as with everything, artistry is in the hands of the artist.


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