During the San Luis Obispo Gem and Mineral Show we will be showing how faceted gems are cut .
If you are curious how the sparkle gets added to colored gemstones, are a faceter yourself, or would like to learn faceting, please come by and visit with us during the show.
The show is being held at the Cambria Vet's Hall from 10am to 5pm both Saturday and Sunday. Parking and admission are free.
Half a dozen garnets just posted. The prior batch featured a number of stones with hexagon outlines. Today's batch has only one hexagon. Instead there are several with an octagon shape.
At long last I have posted a new batch of faceted stones. As usual, the photos do not do the stones justice. This group is half garnets and half quartz varieties.
Lots more to come!
Finally got the stones completed that were used in the faceting demonstrations at the local club shows. Posted the batch of citrine and rose quartz
We will be demonstrating gem faceting this week at the Orcutt Mineral Society Show being held Friday through Sunday at Nipomo High School.
Finally got around to posting another batch of new gems on my gems website.
Other activities like keeping up with the garden (http://gallery.vistagrande.com/gallery/album.aspx?aid=198) have kept me from having time with the faceting machine lately.
I will be demonstrating faceting during the San Luis Gem and Mineral Show this weekend, Saturday June 17 and Sunday June 18. The show is being held at the Cambria Vets Hall from 10am to 5pm each day. Parking and Admission are free.
See http://www.slogem.org/4-shows.html for additional information
Just added ten more stones to the gallery.
Or, if you are in Paso Robles this weekend, you can see them in person at my booth at the Rock club show being held at the fairgrounds.
Image is of an ametrine weighing 8.37 cts. which has concave facets decorating the pavilion.
Join me this weekend, April 22 and 23, at the Paso Robles event center (Midstate fairgrounds) for the Santa Lucia Rockhounds Annual Rock and Gem Show.
I will have a table there and will be showing off an assortment of unique gemstones which I have faceted which will be available for sale.
Hours are from 10 am - 5 pm Saturday and 10 am - 4 pm Sunday.
If you can't make it this weekend, I expect to be demonstrating faceting at the San Luis Obispo and Orcutt club shows this summer.
Three garnets and the rest of the dozen are quartz varieties -- citrine and amethyst. A few of those have concave facets.