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I am interested in finding someone near me that can re-facet an emerald for me. I know that emeralds are a touchy stone and that the is always a possiblity that they may even need to change the shape to a pear. But anyone know of someone on the coastal area of So. Calif. Towards the penninsula. Anyplace not too far. Oh, I am a newbie. And I don't mind being a Zircon as it is my birthstone. LOL.

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Welcome to DT!
I am sorry that I do not know any cutters in your area. I am sure other avid DTers will guide you to te right place! I hope you have fun with us!


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Thank you for your quick relpy. On other forums I go to I really hate to see anyone post a question and no one reply back. Thanks

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I know Wink is not in CA but I would contact him with this issue:

Wink's Website

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To find a good faceter near you I'd try this link:

http://www.usfacetersguild.org/

Keep in mind that emerald is often difficult to cut since there is so much treated material out there. Poorer quality material sometimes feels like it's held together with the plastic that's used to hide the micro-cracks.

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an oval cut emerald
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It is a oval cut emerald. Maybe it would just be wise to have a bezel setting.

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More information is needed: size, shape, detail of "chip". Also about quality, is it deep green or light green, lightly or heavily included?

You should consider having it re-cut in Bogotá, Colombia, the world's emerald cutting capital. I'd be happy to do it for you, as I'll be going to Bogotá later this month, but I doubt that you are going to trust me without knowing me! anyhow feel free to email me at: portal2012@hotmail.com

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chipped stone
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If I remember correctly the stone is approx 8-11mm. I have not taken it out and checked for a while. It is columbian I believe light in color. Chip looks to be in an area where one might have treid to set it and messed up. But I got it for such a rediculous price I figured why not keep it. I have not tried to photo any stones before, just my family and pets. I am just starting out in this digi world and my camera is an inexpensive one. I figured if I get into it I will buy a better one. I will give it a try. I believe my stone is over 3 carats.

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If it's 8x11mm, and over 3 carats, consider having it cut into a number of "perfectly matched" stones. That's how sets are made. I have 6 chipped cut emeralds which I am having re-cut next week in Bogotá's International Emerald Center.

After cutting and polishing, you'll probably want to have your stones set into 18kt white or yellow gold. We charge 10 dollars a gram for 18kt gold, 20 dollars to set each stone. You could design your own 18kt gold emerald necklace or bracelet.

IMHO over 3 carats is a little large for a solitare ring, maybe you'd like it as a pendant on a gold chain? Tell us how you envision using this Colombian emerald.

May I ask if it has been treated with Gemtrat, Opticon or cedar oil?

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I don't know what happened to my last post but I had posted after Wink did. great looking emerald. I guess I will need to find someone locally to do this.

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Untreated, natural and cut Colombian emeralds set in 18 kt yellow gold.

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Ok, I don't know that term. Flat faceting. Is that just to do a regular non fancy cut faceting job?

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