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Cecile Raley Designs — fancy cut

Working with Cabochons and Rose Cuts

Posted by Yvonne Raley on

If you are used to working with only faceted stones, you’ll find that cabs and rose cuts are an entirely different animal.  Very little of what you know transfers over to the non-faceted gem world.  Cab pricing and weighs are different, they are judged on a different scale, and most commercial settings don’t work.

First, be aware that cabs and rose cuts are not usually clean gems. The facet grade...

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