Our cutter Lou is faceting a large piece of Rhodolite Garnet, starting off at 16 carats
A rough piece of rhodolite garnet
the faceting design is called – saw tooth marquise
This is the faceting design that Lou is using for this one.
this one was quite a challenge
The rough is attached to a dop with epoxy
stone during cutting process
The cutting has began.
Our cutter Lou
The stone is taking shape.
The stone during the polishing process.
The finished faceted rhodolite garnet gemstone
the finished piece weighs 8.2 cts
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Australians currently based in Bangkok
Lou and Trudy have done it all. They have hunted for gemstones in wild Africa, they have owned a mine in a town called Sapphire in Australia and traveled all over the world sourcing many precious stones! Currently they are located in Bangkok.