Jewelry Making Resource May 16: Gemstone Faceting

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Wire Jewelry Idea May 16:
Good and Bad Gemstone Faceting

by Rose Marion,

Video by John Dyer

If you have the budget for quality cut stones, you have to check out this video by John Dyer. John explains the faceting in gemstones to look for, including windows and polishing quality. While there is nothing "wrong" with economy stones that have windows or crooked facets – in fact, buying imperfect gemstones is an excellent way to prepare for wire wrapping the real deal -I hope you’ll enjoy this video.

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    May 16, 2012 at 7:17 am

    This was very interesting. Thanks for posting!

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    Rachel Ison

    May 16, 2012 at 7:41 am

    This was great! I never knew the difference,although,I would wonder why some stones looked better than others. Thanks.

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    Kathy Statton

    May 16, 2012 at 8:47 am

    This is a terrific video, really points out the bad points and praises the good ones. Kathy

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    May 16, 2012 at 9:24 am

    Thank you so much for the video! I can’t wait to check out my stones!!

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    Emilie Jefferson

    May 16, 2012 at 9:43 am

    Great information,
    Thank you.

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    May 16, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    I read the daily wire jewelry posting most every day. I’ve learned an incredible amount about stones and jewelry making. Thanks for all of that. Today’s video really opened my eyes on how to recognize a well cut stone. Thanks. I’m running to look at the stones I already have…lol

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    May 16, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    This video was exceptionally well done and educational. Thank-you for posting this.

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    May 16, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    I have recently read an article that says china now has ’12 cut’ rhinestones(copying the xilion cut swarovski). Would this principle relate to the different swarovski crystals as well?

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    May 16, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    That was well worth watching. Easy to understand and well illustrated. I am hoping to learn faceting soon so will be keeping these points in mind.