gem cutter


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one who cuts and shapes precious stones

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"A gem cutter is limited only by his imagination," says Brackna, "and by the shape of the rough." A gem cutter will want to use as much of the stone as possible.
At the height of his career in the 1900s, Faberge employed more than 500 designers, modellers, gem cutters, goldsmiths and enamellers in branches in Moscow, Kiev and London.
Based on a Hublot Big Bang, it took 14 months to make, including seven months' work for 12 gem cutters. It is believed Beyonce, right, bought it for husband Jay Z's 43rd birthday in December 2012.
An army of 20,000 stonemasons, gem cutters, marble fitters and labourers, who toiled for 22 years, built it.
Gem cutters bring out the inner beauty of gems by creating small polished surfaces on the stone called facets, which play a trick with light.
Eleanor ran the family business Sutherland Gem Cutters, in Assynt, where she and Northumberlandborn Mark, who ran an outdoor shop, moved after meeting when they both worked in Edinburgh.
For gem cutters there are two chapters (respectively by Karl Fischer and Michael O'Donoghue) on how this most sensitive of all gem substances is polished, mounted and protected.
Adopting Da Vinci's principles, gem cutters had used hand cranked lapidary wheels for several centuries, and a drawing of apparatus similar to that featured on Maydwell & Windle's 1760 trade card appeared in Hertel's glassworker's manual Vollstandige Anseisung zum GlasScheiffen, published in 1716.
Its friends in Liberia and Guinea eagerly exchanged diamonds for guns, and the diamonds, their origin untraceable, then made their way via other middlemen to legitimate gem cutters and jewelers.
From May 3 through 5, jeweler Harry Winston will stage his largest-ever Western showing, with gem cutters working in the museum foyer.
An army of 20,000 stonemasons, gem cutters, marble fitters and labourers toiled for 22 years to build the Taj Mahal.
Alistir Tait, was asked to sell the stones which were donated by expert gem cutters from all over the UK.
The display that attracted gem cutters the most was a simple arrangement by Mineral Trust of five sections of what had been a huge aquamarine crystal found in Brazil decades ago.