Custom Faceted Gemstones for Sale

Faceted Gemstones

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Somehow I keep faceting stones despite having a few hundred under my belt. So I'm going to be selling many of the less expensive stones.

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.)

All stones will be sent via trackable first class mail. If you want insurance for the full value of the stone please let me know. I've never had a package lost so I don't think it will be a problem, and Paypal insures both you and I for the full value against loss or damage in shipping.

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Gemstone

Number

Material / Design

Dimensions / Weight / Description

Price

Available?

Stone 01

Tourmaline (closed C-axis) "Smith Bar"

The video is here and here

13.4 x 6.4 mm / 3.4 carats

Have a look at the videos to see wham I'm talking about. This stone is jet black from the ends along the "C-axis". No light gets through from the ends, which is a good thing for this design (which is perfect for this variety of tourmaline). As you roll the stone along the long axis it shows a brilliant flash of green rectangles. From other angles it's a transparent green with green flashes. Tourmaline is durable enough to wear everyday. This would look great set horizontally in a necklace. I am going to get the next one I cut set in a necklace for a gift :)

$30.00

SOLD
Stone 02

Juniper Ridge Opal "Shadowstar"

9 mm pentagon / 1.8 carats

Juniper Ridge opal is both rare and hard to get good enough quality pieces for faceting. I live in Oregon so I occasionally stumble on decent lots, most of which are 90-95% cabochon material. That other 5-10% can give a unique orange glow and/or red-orange flash if cut properly. It's slightly silky so it really glows. Opal is hard enough to be worn as jewelry but I'd save it for special occasions. It may fit in a standard 5 sided setting.

$20.00

YES
Stone 03

Smoky Quartz "Soccer Dome"

 

10.6 mm / 5.6 carats

The stone is patterned after a soccer ball, and the top and every other facet are left unpolished to make the illusion work.This is a novelty cut but it's a big showy stone so if you had it custom set it would make a stellar pendant. It's probably big enough to wire wrap. Quartz is tough as nails and can be worn everyday.

$15.00

YES
Stone 04

Brazilian Amethyst Trillion

8.7 mm tri / 1.5 carats

This design is really flashy and works great in amethyst. It may fit in a standard triangle setting. Amethyst is tough as nails and can be worn everyday.

$15.00

YES
Stone 05

Smoky Quartz Octagon

The video is here

10.7 mm octagon set in a 14 karat solid gold basket pendant.

I cut this stone and had it set for a gift, then changed my mind. The setting is worth more than the price ($80). I bought it when gold was half the price it is now lol. It is MUCH lighter than the photos, it's hard to photograph in the setting. Quartz is tough as nails and can be worn everyday.

$75.00

NEW
Stone 06

Uruguay Citrine Quartz "Aperture Science"

The video is here

13x10 mm cushion / 5.7 carats

I like this color of citrine so I cut quite a bit of it. Root beer comes to mind. Very very flashy cut and the citrine color occurs in wispy bands. I like these designs in horizontal pendants or broaches, anything that shows them off. All quartz is very hard and can be worn in just about anything. It may fit in a standard emerald setting.

$25.00

YES
Stone 07

Uruguay Citrine Quartz "Dart"

The video is here

9 mm round / 1.9 carats

A slightly lighter shade than a lot of this gemstone. All quartz is very hard and can be worn in just about anything. It may fit in a standard square setting.

$10.00

YES
Stone 08

Color Change Borosilicate "Jolly Rancher"

The video is here

11x18 mm / 14.6 carats

Borosilicate glass is "laboratory glass", it has excellent optical properties, is chip and scratch resistant, but is NOT meant for everyday wear. "Color Change" means it changes colors depending on the lighting. This is taken under daylight fluorescent lights where it shows a pale green. In incandescent light it's a pink-orange shade. In natural daylight it's a mix between the two (which sounds ugly but it isn't lol). There is one veil that crosses the stone from lower left to upper right. You can't see it with your naked eyes. Much of the costume jewelry you see is this glass. This design really does look like a flashy piece of candy and is almost as big. Would look killer in a horizontal pendant or broach. It may fit in a standard emerald setting.

 

$10.00

NEW
Stone 09

Rose de France "Mock Emerald"

7 x 9 mm emerald / 2 carats

Rose de France is a fancy name for light amethyst. I like it more than amethyst because it has more transparency so has greater flash. It may fit in a standard emerald setting. Amethyst is tough as nails and can be worn everyday.

$15.00

YES
Stone 10

Juniper Ridge Opal "Easy Does It"

8.2 mm tri / 1.2 carats

Juniper Ridge opal is both rare and hard to get good enough quality pieces for faceting. I live in Oregon so I occasionally stumble on decent lots, most of which are 90-95% cabochon material. That other 5-10% can give a unique orange glow and/or red-orange flash if cut properly. It's very slightly silky so it really glows and has some orange flash. Opal is hard enough to be worn as jewelry but I'd save it for special occasions. It may fit in a standard 5 sided setting.

$20.00

NEW
Stone 11

"Bubblegum" Synthetic Corundum "Triaga Light House"

The video is here

13 mm / 9.7 carats

Nice flashy big stone. Really unique look. This is "Choklaroski pulled corundum" which translates into synthetic corundum (sapphire, ruby, etc.) for the rest of us. It comes in various colors and "bubblegum" is meant to simulate a pink tourmaline. Corundum is almost as hard as diamond and can be worn in just about anything.

$20.00

YES
Stone 12

Smoky Quartz Round Brilliant

7.2 mm round / 1.9 carats

I don't cut too many brilliants (and never the standard commercial brilliant, which I detest), but Smoky looks nice in a round stone. It may fit in a standard round setting. Quartz is tough as nails and can be worn everyday.

$15.00

YES
Stone 13

Cubic Zirconia "April Flower"

The video is here

14 mm square cushion / 7.8 carats

There is so much man-made CZ out there it's ridiculous (just watch 10 seconds of JTV lol). But none in this design. Originally meant to simulate diamond it is known for very bright scintillation. This one is no exception, and has great "depth" (think of a funnel). I haven't cut much of it yet but it's starting to grow on me. A fairly hard stone and can be worn in just about any situation.

$25.00

YES
Stone 14

Juniper Ridge Opal "Mirage"

The video is here

8.3 mm / 3.4 carats

Juniper Ridge opal is both rare and hard to get good enough quality pieces for faceting. Did I mention that I love cutting this? I live in Oregon so I occasionally stumble on decent lots, most of which are 90-95% cabochon material. That other 5-10% can give a unique orange glow and/or red-orange flash if cut properly. Opal is hard enough to be worn as jewelry but I'd save it for special occasions.

$18.00

NEW
Stone 15

White Topaz "Barion Triangle"

The video is here

7.5 mm / 1.4 carats

I love white topaz because it gives a brilliant pure white flash (brighter than most diamonds) if cut properly. The barion design gives it an extra "kick". Topaz is hard enough for everyday wear.

$15.00

NEW
Stone 16

Smoky Quartz Square Barion

9 mm square / 4.5 carats

The stone is an ususual square barion design. Barions have small facets on the bottom that provide a lot of scintillation. Barion cut diamonds are becoming very popular and that's for a reason. This would make a showy pendant. It may fit in a standard sqaure setting. Quartz is tough as nails and can be worn everyday.

$15.00

YES
Stone 17

Cubic Zirconia Emerald cut

The video is here

10.5 x 7 mm / 7.9 carats

There is so much man-made CZ out there it's ridiculous (just watch 10 seconds of JTV lol). But none in this design. This color is meant to simulate emeralds. It's very flashy for am emerald design. I would have it set horizontally in a necklace which would be perfect for this stone. A fairly hard stone and can be worn in just about any situation.

$20.00

NEW
Stone 18

"Bubblegum" Synthetic Corundum "Butterfly"

The video is here

20x7 mm / 8.8 carats

This design has big bright flash and really does look like a butterfly's wings when you rock it (if you use some imagination). This is "Choklaroski pulled corundum" which translates into synthetic corundum (sapphire, ruby, etc.) for the rest of us. It comes in various colors and "bubblegum" is meant to simulate a pink tourmaline. Corundum is almost as hard as diamond and can be worn in just about anything.

$10.00

YES
Stone 19

Herkimer Diamond quartz "Squashed"

The video is here

11.8 x 7.8 mm / 2.7 carats

This quartz stone is from Herkimer, New York, and is famous for its brilliance and perfect clarity. It's called "diamond" for the resemblance, but it's a quartz crystal. The design is just about unknown, even among faceters. It mimics the natural shape of many Herkimer crystals. All quartz is very hard and can be worn in just about anything.

$20.00

NEW
Stone 20

Smokey Quartz "Octagon"

The video is here

9 mm / 3.3 carats

Smokey quartz is a natural color, but crystals light enough to make good faceted stones are pretty hard to find. This has great brilliance and the octagonal table is very noticeable. Suitable for everyday wear in any jewelry.

$12.00

YES

 

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