Announcement Imagination born in metal and stone.
Imagination born in metal and stone.
supernug on Feb 24, 2017
WOW. WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW! These earrings are *gorgeous*. I had never purchased lab grown stones before, but the price on these was so low that I figured even if they weren't great, it was a relatively inexpensive "test". When I took them out of the box, I was gob-smacked. They are HUGE, glittery, sparkly, clean, PERFECT! I have a pair of .5c real diamond studs that cost me thousands, and these earrings look better. When I took a look at the stones under my loupe, I could also see how well they were cut. Even girdle, no excess stone in the pavillion (which would have added carat weight but made the stones less sparkly), and no cloud effect in the table - cuts are perfect and this is reflected in how much these earrings glitter. All 4 Cs get top marks in these gems. Can't wait to buy more!
I'm a dwarf trapped in a 6'4" body.
One of my grandfather's did a lot of lapidary work, the other came from a long line of blacksmiths. Neither of these things really registered with me in a significant way until about 5 years ago. Reading a science magazine I came across an article on how we were able to grow rubies by taking the materials that ruby is made up of and basically getting a furnace hot enough to melt them into stone. So after poking around on the internet I found somebody selling them and bought a few for curiosities sake. As soon as I got my first few I was hooked. My dwarven DNA said I needed more, and different stones too! About 3 orders later my brain kicked in and said, "Mat you're spending a lot of money on pretty things to look at that you don't even look at that often since you keep it in a locked chest in the back of a cave guarded by 3 troglodytes."
It didn't take long to wrestle my artistic and creative drive in that direction and figured that if I started making things with them it would be good justification to acquire more. With what little I was able to sell I was able to take a class buys some tools, and start to collect lapidary supplies.(Pretty expensive stuff and my family sold off my grandfather's equipment when he passed.) I found better suppliers and have been increasing production ever since. Very soon I'll be listing some stones that I tumbled set in silver, and I hope to expand into leather work, and gold soon.
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J. Mathew Riggs
When I was young I read through my grandpappy's lapidary magazines and saw that scientists could actually melt the materials to make ruby. When I got a bit older, and some extra money I bought some rubies that were the size of my thumb. I was hooked.
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