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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 Chrysoberyl Citrine Garnet Red
Garnet Rhodolite Quartz Rutilated Tourmaline Green Cubic Zirconia
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Rhodolite Garnet is one of those gemstones that can cause some confusion even at the source.  If you are a miner looking to sell your garnet, calling it Rhodolite instantly boosts its value but I find it hard to accept sellers trying to offload their mostly red garnet as being Rhodolite.  At the risk of offending gemmologists and geologists I feel that if it doesn’t have any pink or magenta overtones it aint Rhodolite. In the gem lab they will tell you that there is some overlap in the chemistry of the garnets which is making it extremely difficult for miners and dealers to actually say with any certainty to which variety their goods belong.  It makes life very difficult if you need to get a full spectral and chemical analysis to say what you have.  At the risk of over simplification Rhodolite is a better end garnet with a definitive pink overtone.

FR435$NZ 135.00

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Rhodolite Garnet from Tanzania. Good colour but is a little silky. Size from 7x7 mm up to 18x10x7. 4 pieces with total weight of 47.62 cts. This 2 gram plus size material size is really hard to get now.

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