Cecile Raley Designs — gem & mineral show
Posted by Yvonne Raley on
The countdown is on: on Monday January 30th I leave for Tucson for the largest gem show, or rather, gem shows, of the world, ready to stock up on more goodies. I will visit the AGTA and GJX shows for the most part, but I also go to a couple of the smaller shows, notably the one at the Hotel Tucson City Center, where my friend Jochen from Jentsch Mineralien exhibits. That's more of a mineral show...
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Posted by Cecile Raley on
The journey from rough mineral to finished faceted gem has always fascinated me. As a relative novice in the area, there are mostly surprises, but even the more seasoned cutter or gem expert can’t always predict the outcome. On average one loses 60-80% of the gemstone material during cutting. Sometimes more, sometimes less. One has to decide where the cleavages are that will open up during...
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