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Calibrated stones


#1

Hi All
I am studying faceting and I am wondering how to cut calibrated size gems out of rough to get exact accuracy?
Help please


#2

You may want to look at the templates that are offered for sale on sites like ebay and otherwise, generally made of good quality aluminum; and various sizes and shapes available. This might be a starting point. Here are some for Lapidary Templates mainly for Cabs. https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2047675.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.Xlapidary+templates.TRS0&_nkw=lapidary+templates&_sacat=0 - and some for Gemstone Templates. For making other types. https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_osacat=0&_odkw=gemstone+size+templates&_from=R40&_from=R40&_trksid=p2334524.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.Xgemstone+templates.TRS0&_nkw=gemstone+templates&_sacat=0
Hope that helps. You may need to draw the design on the rough with something like a black pen to get the exact dimensions and then go from there when cutting it.