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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 Chrysoberyl Citrine
Danburite Garnet Red Garnet Rhodolite Opal Transparent
Quartz Rutilated Topaz Swiss Blue Tourmaline Gold Tourmaline Green
Tourmaline Pink Cubic Zirconia Synthetics  
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GoldenTopaz is found predominantly in Brazil in the area surrounding the town of Oro Preto.  It is usually foundin a hard rock mining operation so is notoriously difficult to locate.  Gold is the more common and affordable of the precious Topaz varieties.  The red and sherry tones (sometimes called Imperial Topaz) fetch exceptionally high prices.  Gold Topaz from Brazil should not be confused with the champagne to brown Topaz from Mexico or the champagne/pink toned Topaz from Pakistan. These are much more common and less expensive than the Brazilian material.  All Topaz has perfect basal cleavage so when cutting make sure not to place the table or a large facet parallel to the cleavage plane.


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