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LAPIDARY ARTS and FACETERS DIGEST
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Issue No.55 - Thursday January 30, 2003
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Moderated by: Thurmond Moore III
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Committed to carrying on the fine works started
by Hale Sweeny and Jerry Dewbre
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Click a link below to post to the list:
for faceting questions  faceters@caprock-spur.com
for lapidary questions lapidary@caprock-spur.com
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Index to Today's Digest

01  Off Shore ROUGH
02  RE: Afgani Rough
03  Pre former for Raytech
04  Accent Diamonds
05  FS: diamond melee
06  RE: Afgani Rough
07  RE: Diamonds
08  Setting your stones
09  RE: Diamond sources
10  RE: Good/Reputable Rough Dealers Revisited
11  RE: cd on gem setting

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Message:01

Subject: Off Shore ROUGH
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2003 20:52:28 -0500
To: lapidary@caprock-spur.com
From: Tom Pyles <zpyles@comcast.net>

    If you got burned on some rough from outside the USA is there
any recourse.  I even got references from people who had purchased
in USA.  Did not send what I requested but sent junk.  Said they could
not refund but would send more rough or have me send it to someone
else when they got a order for samples, and they could send payment to me.

Any Help,
Thanks,
Tom Pyles
zpyles@comcast.net

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Hi Tom, You might notice that I altered your post to not refer to any specific
region. I cannot allow any post to be specific in areas such as this to protect
myself and the list from litigation. Also to anyone who might respond to this
question, keep it generic, specific references to area, company or individuals
will not be posted.

Thurmond
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Message:02

Subject: Afgani Rough
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2003 17:50:23 -0800 (PST)
To: faceters@caprock-spur.com
From: bulamatari@webtv.net (David Sellers)

Hello Everyone, I do believe my information about gemstones in
Afganistan was that the Panjir Valley, which supplys emeralds was
controlled by the Northern Alliance And that Most of their hard curency
was generated by the gem trade. I would personally trust a rough
gemstone dealer who was honest enough to admit he could not pass up
having te best Tourmaline he had ever come across cut for his own
profit. I know I would.

Best Wishes,

Bulamatari, AKA Dave Sellers
Oregon, USA

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Message:03

Subject: Pre former for Raytech
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2003 20:54:13 -0500
To: lapidary@caprock-spur.com
From: Tom Pyles <zpyles@comcast.net>

I have a preformer for a Raytech that is about two years old, has not
had a lot of use, would anyone like to purchase.


Thanks,
Tom Pyles
zpyles@comcast.net

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Message:04

Subject: Accent Diamonds
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2003 21:32:08 -0500
To: <lapidary@caprock-spur.com>
From: "Keith Boggess" <gemcuter@ezwv.com>

Hi to everyone on the list,
  The last accent diamonds I purchased was from grkgems.com. They have a
fast delivery and at the time they were the cheapest I could find. I hope
this helps someone.
  I also would like to compliment you Thurmond since taking over the list, A
BIG THANKS.
Keith In W V
qualitygemcutting.com

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Hi Keith, Thanks for the kind words.

Thurmond

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Message:05

Subject: diamonds
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2003 21:43:46 -0800
To: <faceters@caprock-spur.com>
From: "John Almasi" <jalmasi@cfl.rr.com>

Dear Thurmond and all,

We have diamond melee available.  To our knowledge, these are the very first
diamonds that can prove a physical link that they are not "bloody diamonds",
no matter what is being mass marketed currently.  Articles about this
project have appeared in the Greenpeace magazine and several other European
publications, most of which are in German, so I can't understand what's been
written about me.......

The rough was bought under Fair Trade conditions from the Liquobong Diamond
Miner's Cooperative in Lesotho, and cut at the Surat Diamond Cutter's
Cooperative, also a Fair Trade shop (no child labor, adults paid a living
wage for a quality product, etc.) funded by the Quakers, and our consortium
of concerned participants.

Anyone interested in diamond melee can contact me via my e-mail address.
There have been several layers of middle men cut out of this project, so it
may be worth anyone's while to at least check it out.

John

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Message:06

Subject: Re: Issue No.54 - Wednesday January 29, 2003
Date: Wed, 29 Jan 2003 21:53:12 -0800
To: LapidaryArtsDigest <lapidary@caprock-spur.com>
From: Noel Rowe <noel@roughtocut.com>

Hi Dennis,

Actually the Afgani gem dealers that I know were(are) Northern Alliance
guys. They hate the Taliban with a passion & support the US efforts to
rebuild Afghanistan 100%. they were pro USA long before Sept. 11. The
Taliban were actually making a good deal of money off of opium poppies
and were doing a very good job of destroying the culture & economy of
Afghanistan. Prior to the Taliban wheat was the main crop. what i find
interesting is that even during the height of the war gems were still
coming out of Afghanistan.

Noel
Rough To Cut
http://www.roughtocut.com

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Message:07

Subject: Diamonds
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2003 08:21:54 -0800
To: "LapidaryArtsDigest" <lapidary@caprock-spur.com>
From: "MR" <rugroden@attbi.com>

Thurmond,

I really haven't counted them.  It would be fairly easy to figure out using
the charts in a catalog like Rio Grande.

This is not my main source of income, just a sideline.  I have a very busy
shop and need to be at the wheel.  Reading and responding to the list is a
pleasure that I take some time for.

I don't mean to be rude or discounting of your question.  I just don't have
the time.  It's a good problem to have.

Martin

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Hi Martin,  Glad to hear you are so busy. Everyone should have your "problem".
You are correct the Rio Catalog does contain this info.

Thurmond
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Message:08

Subject: Setting your stones
Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2002 13:52:21 -0400
To: <faceters@caprock-spur.com>
From: "divrr" <divrr@msn.com>

Hello all,
   I'm a very long time lurker both here and on other similar digests.
   Having read recent posts I get the feeling some members may need help
in getting their cut stones set. Possibly I can be of help.
   I've been in the business of custom jewelry (in the real since,from
scratch) for over 25 years. Had my own store which I stocked mostly with
one-of-a-kind originals for 20 years before I got side tracked.   At
this point I have a full working shop which I don't use as often as I
should. I do facet, but making jewelry is my area of expertise.
   In the last year I've been looking for opportunities to do more
jewelry work without having a store. I'd love the opportunity to work
with any digest members who'd be interested and more than happy to
provide additional info on my background as well.  Hope to hear from
some of you.
Dan Snyder

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Hi Dan, If it would not give away any secrets I am sure some of the "do it yourselfers"
on the list would enjoy a brief discussion of the setting of small stones.

Thurmond

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Message:09

Subject: Re: Issue No.52 - Monday January 27, 2003/DANCING DIAMONDS?
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2003 17:58:56 -0500
To: faceters@caprock-spur.com
From: "Douglas Turet" <anotherbrightidea@hotmail.com>

Two days ago, Charles asked:

"I didn't open this can of peas,but since everybodys parading their choices
for best rough sources;could we have some input on where to turn for the cut
diamonds we need to sell WITH  our colored stones?TO GET THEM SOLD.

Also might there be  some formulae for ratio of diamond TO  finnishedstone
weight. Perhaps we could get some input on cost points, or levels of "NO
RETURN " when our colored stones go "DANCING with  DIAMONDS"?
CHARLES W. BELL JR."

and Thurmond added:

It would be nice to know of a source of smaller diamonds in 1 to 20 pt
sizes and what quantity purchase would be required for "reasonable"
wholesale prices.

Thurmond



Hi folks,

     One of the things I've come to realize about this business is that,
like almost any other, whenever I look for "reasonable", I'm usually faced
with the need to redefine what that means. Where Diamonds are concerned,
that has come to mean "a relatively good price on exceptionally well made
(i.e. "cut") goods THAT MATCH, from stone to stone. Unlike the vast majority
of jewelers and goldsmiths, I am not willing to accept stones that are
"almost good enough", alongside the colored stones and metals I've put my
heart and soul into crafting with the utmost in care and precision. As such,
I'm only interested in seeing clean, white goods with matching makes, and
for that luxury, I realize that I will need to pay a slightly more; after
all, _someone_ has to sit there and measure every stone, so someone's got to
pay for that priviledge.
     There is one dealer I have found who consistently meets my standards
for excellence, and he is Steve Brinkman, president of Safris, Ltd., here in
Boston. (The company's main number is (617) 367-0132 and their Fax# is (617)
367-3914.) Steve and his wife are among the finest, most honest folks I've
had the honor of doing business with, and I cannot recommend them highly
enough. During a conversation this afternoon, I mentioned this list and your
questions to him, and received his assurances that he would treat those I've
referred to him as well as he and Ethlynne have treated me. As such, please
be sure to mention my name when you call, and ask for Steve by name.
     And, although I know that it would not normally need to be said, I'll
make an exception for certain subscribers' sakes, here: I am in no way
affiliated with the Safris company, except as one of their many satisfied
clients, and will not receive any sort of gain from recommending them to
you, save for the good will that comes from helping friends to connect and
work with other friends.

Glad to help out!
All the best,
As ever,
Doug

Douglas Turet, GJ
Lapidary Artist, Designer & Goldsmith.
Turet Design
P. O. Box 162
Arlington, MA 02476, U.S.A.
Tel. (617) 325-5328
Fax: (928) 222-0815
Email: anotherbrightidea@hotmail.com

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Message:10

Subject: Re: Good/Reputable Rough Dealers Revisited
Date: Thu, 30 Jan 2003 16:57:09 -0800
To: faceters@caprock-spur.com
From: Phillip L Stonebrook <plstonebrook@juno.com>

Greetings list....

<<I see that the subject of where to buy quality rough had come up again.
In the past, I and others have suggested a seller review (or whatever you
want to call it), but it's never happened, due in large part to fear of a
libel suit.  Fine.  So why don't we post only the GOOD rough dealers?  It
wouldn't take long to deduce who is NOT a good dealer, based on who is.
So, I'll put the first foot forward and let's see if anybody else is
brave enough to stand up to the challenge. My recommendations based on
personal experience and no other form of compensation are....>>

<<All right! I see we've had a few postings about favorite rough sources
and already one of them was new to me.  Let's keep 'em coming!>>

I'll add one more to the growing list, a local dealer (fellow club member
and faceting friend, no financial connection or ulterior motive other
than supporting a reputable dealer that has good selection and great
prices) who is now my primary rough supplier with prices I haven't seen
since the 80's. I have faceted many of his offerings with great results
(my favorite: ruby), so my recommendation comes only after personal
experience. In the past, he has made buying trips to these mining sites,
with all the requisite laughable stories associated. He continues his
mining friend associations for his own faceting needs and for their
advantage to feed their families. His advert is below. Contact him
directly for your needs.

Best regards....
Phil in Florida

jalmasi@cfl.rr.com> writes:
> >
> > I have rhodolite from Seza, Tanzania.  Not into sorting or selling by
> > the piece.  All facet grade material - 2 colors (the purple/pink
> > stuff and the red stuff) mixed about 50/50.  Sizes up to several
> > grams.  $1.00 per gram, firm. Scoop price.
> >
> > Mixed color tourmalines from East Africa (Yellow, green, orange).
> > Mostly about 1 gram sizes, but range up to 4 grams and down to small
> > stuff.  Again, facet rough, not cabbing material.  Cuts a nice
> > stone.  $1.00 per gram, firm. Scoop price.
> >
> > Assorted corundums and chrysoberyls from various places, mostly
> > Tunduru and Songea regions. Inquire for pricing of stones in
> > multiple carats (there's no coupe de ville in the bottom of this
> > cracker jack box - only serious buyers, no samples).
> >
> > Various other gem materials.  Inquire for availability.  I'm a
> > faceter, I only buy facet rough, so that's what I have.  My
> > philosophy is that the sale of one rock isn't going to feed a
> > village, only by selling lots of rocks will that happen.  I don't
> > show pictures - that adds to overhead and maintenance, I don't
> > maintain a website, I work, run my business and attend to graduate
> > studies,  e-mail me, I'll get back to you.  Good rough for a fair
> > price, no frills, no hype.
> > John Almasi


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Message:11

Subject: cd on gem setting
From: breed8 <breed8@comcast.net>
To: lapidary@caprock-spur.com

You mentioned something about a cd on gem setting by Gerold Wykoff.
Could you please let me know where I might be able to get a copy of that CD ?

Regards, Bill Reed

breed8@comcast.net

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Hi Bill, Jerry Wykoff is selling on e-bay. Here is a link.

http://cgi6.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewSellersOtherItems&include=0&userid=jerwyk&sort=3&rows=25&since=-1&rd=1

If that doesn't work search for seller jerwyk . Jerry is also a member of this list.

Thurmond

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RESOURCES FOR LAPIDARIES ~

Hale Sweeny's Lapidary Digest Archives http://www.lapidarydigest.com/
International Lapidary Association http://www.gemcutters.org
http://webdev.archive.org/ then enter www.liccini.com

RESOURCES FOR FACETER'S ~

Facetron: http://www.facetron.com/
Graves: http://www.rockhounds.com/graves/
MDR: http://www.mdr-facet.com/
Polymetric: http://www.polymetricinc.com/
Ultra-tec: http://www.ultratec-facet.com
Fac-Ette Manufacturing Company: (910)256-9248
http://www.fac-ette.com/ 800-336-9248.
Raytech Industries: http://www.raytech-ind.com
Rock Peddler: 1-800-416-4348 / www.rockpeddler.com

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RESOURCES FOR GEMOLOGISTS ~

Accredited Gemologists Association, http://aga.polygon.net/
American Gem Society, (AGS) 702-255-6500
American Gem Trade Association, (AGTA) http://www.agta.org
Gemmological Assc. & GTL / Great Britain, http://www.gagtl.ac.uk/gagtl
Gemmological Association of Australia, http://www.gem.org.au
Gemological Institute of America, (GIA) http://www.gia.edu.giagem
International Gem Society (IGS) web site is: http://www.gemsociety.org
International Colored Gemstone Association, http://www.gemstone.org
My Gemologist http://www.mygemologist.com

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FACETING GUILDS (Alphabetically, World) ~

*Charleston Faceting Guild, South Carolina, wmcnay@mindspring.com.
*Columbia-Willamette Faceter's Guild, http://www.facetersguild.com/
*Danish Faceters Guild, http://medlem.spray.se/danfacet/
*East/Central Florida:Tomoka Gem and Mineral Society's Faceters Guild,
Don Cameron: ghgemcutter@earthlink.net
*Eastern Mass Faceter's Group, rockpeddler@attbi.com
*Faceter's Forum Society-LaPorte, IN VESteele@aol.com
*Faceter's Guild of N. California, Wayne Meissner, lklomp@cnetech.com
*Faceter's Guild of S. California, Jerry W. Carroll, (818)348-6327
*Intermountain Faceter's Guild, Carl M. Unruh, (360)385-3753
*Midwest Faceter's Guild, Tyler Miller,  tmiller277@comcast.net
*Mid-Williamette Faceters Guild, Albany, Oregon, Michael E. Bumcrot;
E-mail @ MBumcrot@valleyoilco.com
*Moreton Bay is a branch of the Australian Facetors' Guild, Brisbane,
Queensland. http://cwpp.slq.qld.gov.au/afg
*New Mexico Faceter's Guild, Nancy Attaway, attaway@highfiber.com
http://www.attawaygems.com/NMFG
*North Puget Sound Faceting Guild, Keith Wyman, tfw@fidalgo.net
*Tacoma Faceting Guild, Chuck Bloch chuck_b@prodigy.net
*Texas Faceter's Guild, Jill Rowlands, gemsbyj@aol.com
*Seattle Faceting Club (LeonardBahr@prodigy.net)
*United States Faceting Guild (Keith Wyman, tfw@fidalgo.net)
http://www.usfacetersguild.org/events.shtml
*Vancouver Island Faceters' Guild - British Columbia, Canada.
wrheitland@shaw.ca

(Add your faceting organization here, US or International - Write to
( owner-lapidary@caprock-spur.com or owner-faceters@caprock-spur.com )

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TODAY'S FUNNY ~

When I went to lunch today, I noticed an old lady sitting on a park
bench sobbing her eyes out. I stopped and asked her what was wrong. She
said, "I  have a 22 year old husband at home. He makes love to me every
morning and then gets up and makes me pancakes, sausage, fresh fruit and
freshly ground  coffee." I said, "Well, then why are you crying?" She said,
"He makes me homemade soup for lunch and my favorite brownies and then
makes love to me for  half the afternoon." I said, "Well, why are you  
crying?" She said, "For dinner he makes me a gourmet meal with wine and my
favorite dessert and then makes love to me until 2:00 a.m. I said, "Well,
why in the world would you be crying?" She said, "I  can't remember where I
live!"


Two elderly ladies had been friends for many decades. Over the years
they had shared all kinds of  activities and adventures. Lately, their
activities had been limited to meeting a few times a week to  play cards.
One day they were playing cards when one looked at the other and said, "Now
don't get mad at me.....I know we've been friends for a long time.....but I
just can't think of your name! I've thought and thought, but I can't
remember it. Please tell me what your name is. Her friend glared at her.
For at least three minutes she just stared and glared at her. Finally she
said, "How soon do you need to know?

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REFLECTIONS AND TIDBITS:

THE SENILITY PRAYER

Grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good
fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference.

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CLASSIFIED ADVERTISEMENTS:

TUCSON           February 6 - February 11, 2003             TUCSON
LOWE  ASSOCIATES  -  Robert P. Lowe Jr. invites you to visit us in
Booth # 205 at the GJX - Gem & Jewelry Exchange, Downtown Tucson, for
TOURMALINES - in Greens, Pinks, Indicolite, Rubelite, Salmon, Yellow,
Silver, Orange, Purple, Bi-color, Tri-color, - sliced, faceted,
cabochons, Paraiba and Rough. TOURMALINES in Watermelon Slices,
Singles, Matched Pairs, Sets, Cabochon Slices, plus all the other
Brazilian Colored Stones, including - Aquamarine, Citrine, Blue Beryl,
Rutilated Quartz (Calibrated), Imperial Topaz, Alexandrite, Kunzite,
Brazilian Opals - Crystal & Boulder, rare Purple Topaz Specimens,
Amethyst, Morganite, Faceted Gemstone Beads, Emeralds - faceted,
cabochon, carved & Slices, Emerald Faceting Rough, Emerald Crystals,
Emerald Specimens, Emerald Jewelry - And Faceted Spessartite Garnet.
Rough - Dark Aquamarine, Amethyst, Citrine, Spessartite garnet,
Lowe  Associates  -  Robert P. Lowe Jr.
Rua do Mirante, 573
13801-100 Mogi Mirim, SP, Brasil
Telephone: 55-19-3862-4217
Telefax:   55-19-3806-4354
e-mail: < robertplowejr@juno.com > in USA
e-mail: < robertplowejr@uol.com.br > in Brazil

PL02122003
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Diamond Pacific Pixie polishing machine. All 4 Nova wheels recently replaced
with 90 % life...2 Galaxy wheels are at 50% life. A clean, good working
machine, priced at $475... E mail me at,  Send2mail@aol.com.

01172003
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From: "RICHARD P ROSENTHAL" <kenaii@earthlink.net>

Green Siberian Nephrite Jade , Jewelry and
Carving grades available sold by the gram, pound kilo or ton excellant
prices and discounts for large amounts. also availble a small amount of
"mutton fat" jade.  I have slabs  and also weathered boulders. If
interested please reply to kenaii@earthlink.net

01162003
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Rough to Cut
If you're looking for quality facet rough please check out Rough to Cut,
http://www.roughtocut.com. We offer a wide range of quality facet rough
from Aquamarine to Zircon. Large selections in stock currently of Beryl,
Garnets & Tourmalines. Please check us out & when you do, why not give a
try to our contest, you could win a 5ct + piece of Spessartite garnet
facet rough.

Noel
Rough to Cut
http:www.roughtocut.com

11142002P
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Subject: AD
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2002 20:50:44 -0800
To: faceters@caprock-spur.com
From: "P. Miklik" <b-daw@pacbell.net>

AVAILABLE FOR SALE
Contact b-daw@pacbell.net

ZIRCONS
Honey, red & brown zircons, 10g parcels @$20/parcel

GARNETS
Red Garnet $8/g, eye clean-slightly included
Spessartine Garnet $7.50/g, slight-moderately included
Malaya Garnet $6/g, good eye clean roughs
Tunduri Garnet $10/g, eye clean-slightly included

TOURMALINES
Pink Tourmaline $20/g, eye clean-slightly included
Red Tourmaline $10/g, slight-moderately included
Bicolor Tourmaline $15/g, eye clean
Watermelon Tourmaline $20/g eye clean
Green/Green Blue Tourmaline $10/g, eye clean roughs

SAPPHIRES 
Blue, Green & Blue/Green Sapphires $35/g, eye clean-slightly         
included, up to 1g.

BERYL  
Blue Beryl (Aquamarine) $6/g, eye clean-slightly included crystals
Green Beryl (Emerald) $10-$50/g, eye clean-slightly included crystals,
zoned green
Cabbing Grade Aquamarine $3/g

11012002P
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Rock Peddler
Complete online discount catalog for cabbing and faceting machines, wheels,
laps, polishes, diamond saws, diamond blades, and general lapidary supplies
at http://www.rockpeddler.com.

09272002P
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Gewelers Gems
e-mail: sales@jewelersgems.com
Solid copper laps 1/4 thick 8" and 6"  you can charge both sides with
diamond. http://www.jewelersgems.com/faceting_laps.htm

03222002P
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Colombian Emerald rough! PLUS, Chrome Tourmaline, Achroite Tourmaline,
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11242002RP
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COMPETITIONS:

For All National and International Masters, Past-Masters and
World-Class Cutters:

This post is simply a reminder that in 2003 the USFG will host its
first National and International Faceting Competition.  It is called
the North American Faceting  Challenge -- 'NAFC.'   Since the designs
and rules were first published in the 2001 September Issue of  the
USFG's Newsletter, and since they have not been published since 2001,
some of you, who are most capable - skill-wise, may not
know about the competition, and some of you may have forgotten.   The
"NAFC" is an OPEN Competition.   Please note:  The designs and rules
can be downloaded at  <http://www.usfacetersguild.org/events.shtml>.
The closing date is June 20th, 2003;  the amount of time between the
present date and June 20th, 2003 should be enough for all Master
cutters to cut the two required designs -- Fred Van Sant's "Four
Star," and Charles Covill's "Wind Wheel No. 2."   If   further
information is needed, please contact me at <clmoon@pacbell.net>.

Charlie Moon

*****


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SHOWDATES:

~ CALIFORNIA


FACETERS SYMPOSIUM 2003
  Presented by the Faceter's Guild of Southern California
    At the Seaside GEMboree AFMS/CFMS Convention & Show
           Ventura, California June 6-7-8, 2003


     You are invited to participate in the Faceters
Symposium 2003 which will be held at the Seaside Park
(Ventura Fairgrounds) at Ventura, California during the
AFMS/CFMS Convention & Show.  The Faceters Symposium dates
are June 6th, 7th, & 8th.  That is Friday, Saturday, &
Sunday.  The CFMS GEMboree is on those dates as well as on
Thursday the 5th of June.  All of this is at the same
location, just a hundred yards from the beach.

     The Faceters Symposium will feature ten speakers, who
will have presentations covering various parts of gemstone
faceting interests.  A Hospitality Hour on Friday evening
and a Saturday Awards Luncheon are also part of the
Symposium.  There will be competitions at the Novice,
Advanced, & Masters levels.  Get started on your
competition entry soon.

     The CFMS GEMboree itself will have buildings that have
exhibits on display, dealers with their wares to offer,
demonstrators to show how it is done, and speakers with
presentations covering other lapidary fields of interest.

     For information & costs regarding the Faceters
Symposium (including competition information), your contact
is listed below.  Ask for one of the Packets.  Be sure to
state your snail mailing address so that a Packet can be
mailed to you.

Glenn Klein, Chairman
24001 Muirlands Blvd., Space #79
Lake Forest, CA 92630        email:   glennklein@yahoo.com

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~TEXAS

Subject: show dates
Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2003 10:32:31 -0600
To: <lapidary@caprock-spur.com>
From: "Archie Scott" <asscott2@door.net>

Lubbock Gem and Mineral Society is proud to present it's 45th annual
Gem, Mineral, Fossil,& Jewelry Show.
WHEN: May 17-18, 2003
Where: Lubbock Civic Center, Lubbock, Texas
Time: Sat.5/17: 10am-6pm
      Sun.5/18: 10am-5pm
For more information contact Archie Scott
e-mail: asscott2@door.net
telephone: 806-894-1584       


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LAPIDARY ARTS and FACETERS DIGEST PERSONALS:


KANSAS: If anyone in the central portion of the country from Oklahoma city
to Wichita to Kansas City would be interested in forming something like the
Flatland Facet Guild or some such name give me a line at
faceter@bigfoot.com
Larry W. Davis
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ILLINOIS - MISSOURI (Central Area, hubed around St. Louis, Missouri) A
group of 4 faceters have met and we had a great time. We intend to meet
again and would like to have fellow faceters join our group. I received an
email from another Newbie that expressed interest in attending our next get
together. Faceters from any and all areas are welcome... It's swell to meet
personally and exchange tips and hints! COME JOIN OUR GROUP! It's FREE! ;o)
Doug Smith, Alton, IL .at: gembin@spiff.net
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INDIANA: I moved to Valparaiso, (Northwest) Indiana, about three years ago.
Are there any clubs in this area? or is there anyone interested in starting
one? I do faceting and some cabbing. Not much here but cornfields. Nice
scenery, but I get sooooooo lonely. LOL Let me know. (Bill) "William
J.Pysnack" <wjpin@home.com>
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S.E. LOUISIANA: Anyone in or around the New Orleans, LA area wishing to
form a club or have get togethers for faceting, discussions, cabbing,
procurement, etc. Please contact me via email @ tbird@bayouself.org. (Thom
Bird - Chalmette, LA)
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MISSISSIPPI: If anyone is near Meridian Mississippi and would be interested
in forming some kind of club or just get together with faceting and/or
cabbing please e-mail me at jennings@netdoor.com Thanks, Jim
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TEXAS: Anyone in the Corpus Christi or Coastal Bend area that is interested
in starting a local faceter's guild contact me at: hankswan@earthlink.net or
gemscc@msn.com or telephone 361-857-2405 (days) or 361-992-1296
(evenings).Hank swan
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WASHINGTON DC.(Rockville Md area) Looking for folks to get together
occasionally to facet. I have just started faceting and am also interested
in sphere making (infinate # of facets) Robert Winfield
winfielr@inra.nimh.nih.gov
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