For over 35 years, Leslie and I have been buying and cutting rough gemstones. Now, with a network of trusted suppliers we're offering you top quality facet rough, cut gemstones and quality faceting machines and supplies. If you need any of these, go through our web site to see what we can offer you. Thanks for visiting, Pete
Pete AKA: Ruffysdad
Leslie AKA: Tulipsmom
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A quick word on my photographic skills or lack thereof.
I'm a cutter, not a photographer, I try to make the photos as accurate as possible but if I've got 2 shots and one looks a little better than what I really see and one looks a little worse, then I opt for the lesser of the 2. If you buy a cut or rough gemstone from us, I'd rather have you pleasantly surprised that it looks better than the photo.
Most pics are taken with side lighting from a 60 watt, GE Reveal light bulb positioned about 24 inches away, or , on the rare occaisions when we have it, sunlight.
2.95ct Namanga Garnet cut by Ryan Quantz, AKA-"Stonebender"
The Twistor was an awesome prepolish lap from Gearloose lapidary that was not able to be produced economically. It severely mungled up the lathe used to produce it. I was able to get the last 2 of these in the 6" size. For more info on these, check out gemologyonline.com, click on search and type in twistor- Pete