Rose Gold with a touch of Onyx

June 17, 2011

So what is this? 3 blogs in a week? I have 20 images and a video to show off a ‘step by step’ process of a ring I made. It’s a weird design a customer drew for me on a napkin which I perfected, tweaked to his liking, and eventually came up with this design […]

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Another Day in the life of a G.D.

June 15, 2011

‘G.D.’ for those of you who don’t know is a  ’Gem Doctor’. People come to me to solve their gem cutting and inlay lapidary needs. Hell, I even blogged about it here (click the link to view the ‘gem doctor’ blog). I have a quick blog for you guys I’d like to share. I get this […]

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Starry Night

June 11, 2011

If Van Gogh was told to paint and create a gem stone, he would have created the opal. I should just end my blog on that note if you can make the connection right there. But for those who can’t, I’m here to give you the ‘macro’ look at the opal.  Who wants to hear […]

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Inlay Into History

May 18, 2011

(sorry for the lag on this…) As I was sorting out images to upload into this blog on Sunday, the 8th of May, I was one of the many in Laker nation, thinking that a comeback was possible. As it turned out, It was like I was watching a bunch of Ray Allen’s lighting it […]

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A royal hit to your wallet

May 3, 2011

Who knew that delaying my blog would give me an opportunity to talk about the man who played one of the best hide and seek games known to man. I’ll tell you what, a big sigh of relief trickled across America. The ‘Where in the world is Osama Bin Laden’ game, ended after a ten […]

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Cashmere sweater? No, Kashmir Sapphire

April 12, 2011

Back on March 17, 2011, I posted a blog regarding a Kashmir Sapphire I received for polishing (read it if you haven’t). I just wanted to do an update on the high-end gemstone. I felt like I didn’t give it the love and attention that it deserved. Kashmir Sapphires were first mined a 100 years […]

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Doomed by the crack… to your wallet

March 29, 2011

Hey folks, thanks for joining me for another blog of the Gem Cutter’s Corner. I’ll be explaining the meaning of the title momentarily.  But, before I get too deep into it, I must digress into a historical introduction about the gem stone which happens to be the primary focus of this edition – the Tanzanite. […]

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just another day…

March 17, 2011

Greeting! This blog is brought to you live, from my office as my laptop’s cooling fan sounds like it’s about to die! On a sad note, I’d like to send out my prayers to the people of Japan and wish them well. Watching these videos that just keep popping up and the destruction and devastation […]

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Deep Blue Sea

March 15, 2011

Round two of my blog takes me to a place where I enjoy going to. The deep blue seas of Santa Maria. Well, actually that would take me to one of the ‘most important religious centers’ in Barcelona, Espania. What I’m talking about is the Santa Maria Aquamarine which comes from the Brazilian Santa Maria […]

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Greek for “evil eye” (part 2)

February 18, 2011

As promised, part 2 of the blog I wrote last week, http://cicadajewelrydesign.wordpress.com/2011/02/09/greek-for-evil-eye%e2%80%9d-part-1/. (this blog could of been released yesterday if the internet server at coffee bean not crash on me…) ‘It’s like ‘rolling a joint,’ as our green friendly readers would say. This is the best way and technique to round out the lapis to that bead […]

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