These have all been cut by ME, which means that they have few to no inclusions (if they do I say so), a near-perfect to perfect polish. The photos are as good as I can get them with my camera, and tend to pick out every tiny smudge and speck of lint (I'll throw those in for free lol). They magnify everything and make them look TERRIBLE as compared to what you will see. They all appear perfect or nearly so even under magnification. These photos are something like 10 times life size to show them at their best. Virtually all of them have good to excellent scintillation ("flash") but some of them are not designed to be flashy and I say that if it's the case. Dimensions are the widest / narrowest of the stone from girdle to girdle (the "equator"). Note that ALL of them are custom cuts, I don't cut any of the common commercial designs because quite frankly most of them are simplistic and boring. Not to mention cut by sweatshops in Asia which is very shoddy work. (Once you get to know quality faceting take a 10x loupe to a jewelry store and look at how terribly cut many of the stones are). They may or may not be suitable for setting in rings, earrings, pendants, etc. and if I say "may fit" it's because I don't know what sizes are commercially available. It will definitely be the right shape for the setting. You might have to get a custom mounting since I don't force the stone into a commercial shape, which is also quite silly. I cut stones based on the best shape for the rough stone, or a particular design that I have in mind. I have priced them well below what I could sell them for elsewhere, my goal is to get them into the hands of people who will appreciate them. I consider my cost of the rough material and the size of the stone. I facet many natural amd man-made stones and I say which they are. I am just being totally honest about what you are looking at here, I've seen too many shoddy stones, mischaracterized, or flat out fakes posted online. You would be frightened by the number of fakes I can easily spot on the popular selling websites, and I probably am not catching 90% of them. Anyone can make a convincing "certificate of authenticity" with a scanner, photoshop and a printer.
A note about jewelry: Setting gemstones isn't as hard as you think. I've set faceted stones in anything from gold filled to sterling silver to 18 karat gold. There are even "easy settings" which you can either push the stone into or bend the prongs over it with a decent stone setting tool. Fire Mountain Gems and Beads has a bewildering selection of settings, bails and chains. You can makea set of gold filled earrings or a ncie necklace for way less than a professional jeweler would charge. Rio Grande is also worth a look. I made this sunstone trio for my mom for around $100. (her photo, and I told her NOT TO TOUCH the stones. Oh well.)
I accept electronic payments or credit cards via PayPal. If you have a PayPal account, would like to set up an account, or would like to use their one-time transfer feature without signing up for an account, please feel free to try the shopping cart by clicking the cart button next to each item. I will bill S&H charges to your PayPal account once I have your order ready to ship. You MUST unblock cookies and popups for the PayPal site to work!
If you've recently visited this page, be aware that your browser may have cached the images and although all browsers are supposed to catch new images and reload them, sometimes they don't. So hit the refresh button below just in case to make sure you have the latest pics.
There's a simple fix for Firefox:
Go to the url address: about:config. This should load the Firefox config settings in the window for editing. You may see a warning message stating, "This might void your warranty!" that will require you to click through to load the settings (there is no warranty anyway lol). Then search for browser.cache.check_doc_frequency key and change it to 1.
For those of you who are looking for something specific in my for sale pages, I might have a solution for you. You may want to try this: https://www.changedetection.com, I think all you do is sign up and enter the address of the page, for example if you are looking for gemstones enter http://orerockon.com/Faceted Stones 1.html, and they should send you an email when I add something. BUT, it probably will send you a notice when I change one letter of one sentence on the page, so you might get annoyed by it at some point. It's a great way to track when I list new polished items, since I typically don't change anything until something sells and/or I add items, and equipment, which I never change unless I add new pieces or change the status to "sold" as they sell.
I accept electronic payments or credit cards via PayPal only! If you have a PayPal account, would like to set up an account, or would like to use their one-time transfer feature without signing up for an account, please feel free to try the shopping cart by clicking the cart button next to each item. I will bill S&H charges to your PayPal account once I have your order ready to ship. You MUST unblock cookies and popups for the PayPal site to work! If you don't want to use PayPal, please EMAIL ME at the address above.
You MUST have a valid email address to use PayPal!
I will ignore orders from invalid email addresses (yes this happens, believe it or not)! You DO NOT NEED A PAYPAL ACCOUNT to use PayPal! If you choose to pay via eCheck, I will wait for it to clear before starting on your order. (Yes, I have been ripped off this way. Apparently it's a common scam used on PayPal.)
Do not ever email anyone your credit card number! If someone asks you for it, they are attempting to steal it! If you email me your credit card number, it will likely be stolen since one of tens of thousands of bots will probably intercept any email that looks like it has a credit card number in it. I wouldn't know what to do with it anyway, that's what PayPal is for.
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