Hi. My name is Mike. I have loved colored stones for many years. I am just now getting into faceting, I have my equipment on order and anxiously waiting to receive. In years past I have dabbled in lost wax casting and have made several rings using gold, silver, and palladium.
I am really happy to have joined IGS. The forums look to be very active and have a lot of useful information.
I hope to share my progress with you all soon after my equipment arrives.