During the San Luis Obispo Gem and Mineral Show we will be showing how faceted gems are cut .
If you are curious how the sparkle gets added to colored gemstones, are a faceter yourself, or would like to learn faceting, please come by and visit with us during the show.
The show is being held at the Cambria Vet's Hall from 10am to 5pm both Saturday and Sunday. Parking and admission are free.
Half a dozen garnets just posted. The prior batch featured a number of stones with hexagon outlines. Today's batch has only one hexagon. Instead there are several with an octagon shape.
At long last I have posted a new batch of faceted stones. As usual, the photos do not do the stones justice. This group is half garnets and half quartz varieties.
Lots more to come!