Monthly Archives: August 2014

A long and personal path to a passionate purple pinnacle.

In the beginning there was only a primeval need to crave all the colors of the rainbow and more in gemstones.  I had not cut a single gemstone in thirty years and I was on that newfangled thing called the … Continue reading

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Color droplets keep falling on my head and melting my heart.

I love color drops which are standard round brilliants that are around 6 mm in diameter.  With the availability of tourmaline rough at an all time low, at least for an amateur like me, I have been force to go … Continue reading

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Natural Beauties, a new direction that has been coming for sometime.

Large flawless pieces of colorful tourmaline are wonderful to cut and produce beautiful gemstones.  So I have certainly not sworn off my addition to such beauties.  But as the market has evolved, high quality tourmaline rough has basically become unavailable … Continue reading

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