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LAPIDARY ARTS and FACETERS DIGEST
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Issue No. 151 - Thursday June 19, 2003
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Index to Today's Digest

01  RE: Faceters Symposium 2003
02  NEW: Idaho Garnet Rough
03  NEW: Jerry Capps e-mail address needed

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Message:01

Subject: Faceters Symposium 2003
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2003 12:19:18 -0700 (PDT)
To: LAPIDARY ARTS & FACETERS DIGEST <faceters@caprock-spur.com>
From: Glenn Klein <glennklein@yahoo.com>

Hi All:
 
There were several Emails that I received in the last few months that were
inquires about the Chatham name and use of the name regarding the high
quality synthetics that are produced.
 
I forgot to ask Tom Chatham at the Ventura Symposium about the questions,
so I mailed him the letters I had received when I got home.  Here is his answer,
and I am quoting Tom:
 
Hello:  This is a general answer to all that asked.  Around the year 2000,
Chatham Crystals, one of the production companies responsible for producing
crystals for Chatham Created Gems, was formally split out in a buy out arrangement
between the two brothers.  Tom and John Chatham.  Each brother retained the
right to use the name Chatham and each entity retained the right to use any and
all information concerning the processes invented by the late Carroll Chatham. 
(1914-1983) Many years before this separation, new production facilities were
created in foreign countries: Siberia, Japan and Athens Greece.  Each entity
produces what it sells.  Chatham Created Gems is wholly owned by Tom Chatham. 
While our primary business is selling loose cut stones and finished jewelry, we will
sell rough when we can spare it.  Our products now include Emerald, Ruby, Blue
Sapphire, Orange Sapphire, Yellow Sapphire, White Sapphire, Alexandrite, Opals
and now Diamonds in red, pink, blue and yellow.  If
 you would like to inquire, please do so through this email address.  We do
recognize the lapidary profession as in the wholesale trade.  I hope this clears
up any misunderstandings about our business.  If not, feel free to ask. 

Regards,
Tom Chatham President, CEO Chatham Created Gems, Inc.

 
 I hope this informs you all.
 
Glenn Klein
Lake Forest, CA USA

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Message:02

Subject: Idaho Garnet Rough
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2003 14:52:10 -0500
To: faceters@caprock-spur.com
From: gembin <gembin@spiff.net>

Hi All,

I bought some Idaho Garnet stones (nuggets) about 18 mm diameter at a
rock swap in Park Hills, Missouri this past Sunday. The fellow selling
it said it was Idaho Garnet. The nuggets are tanish brown with garnet
showing through here and there. I asked him if it was solid nuggets of
garnet for cabbing, faceting or just small bits of garnet embedded in
the tanish brown (soft) host rock (or clay)? He smiled saying, "Buddy, I
have no idea. When I told you it was Idaho Garnet, I've done told you
everything I know!"


I have no experience with Idaho garnet. I don't know if I ought to
tumble it, grind a flat (for a window), or cut it in half to see what's
inside. Is there any way to dissolve the tanish brown coating? Can
anyone enlighten me?????

Doug "Rhodolite" Smith
Alton, Illinois, USA (You think you've got problems? This week, I'm baby
sitting my daughter and son in law's 2 female dogs and 1 female cat .
Plus Wilma!) THAT MANY FEMALES IS PROBLEMS!


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Message:03

Subject: please post
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2003 12:00:12 -0400
To: "LapidaryArtsDigest" <lapidary@caprock-spur.com>
From: "Tyler Allen" <t.allen@mindspring.com>

Can someone please email me Jerry Capps email address.  Thanks Tyler
Allen Atlanta, Georgia

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