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Jewelry Making Resource May 9: How Gemstones are Cut
Wire Jewelry Idea May 9:
How Gemstones are Cut
by Rose Marion, Wire-Sculpture.com
Video by John Dyer
John Dyer is one of the biggest names in the gem world, and I was fortunate to meet him briefly at the GJX show in Tucson this year. (GJX is one of those shows with very tight security – and for good reason). John Dyer’s faceted gems are among the most well-cut I’ve ever seen, and you can tell a John Dyer stone by the tiny “JD” logo cut in a discrete place in the gem. While well out of my price range now, perhaps someday I, like Dale, will be able to wrap a John Dyer stone!
I hope you enjoy this recent video by John Dyer which explains how a rough stone is taken through the cutting and faceting process to become a brilliant stone, which is then perfect for snapsets and wire prongs for use in wire jewelry.
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