Blue diamond before and after cutting. Few people realise that gem cutting is relatively new. Good faceting is less than 200 years old. Before that, most gems were cabochons or shown in their natural rough crystal shape.
Rough and faceted fancy color diamonds. GIA (062413) These are all beautiful, even the pink one. What I would give for a green diamond one day!
Kyanite is often cut "en cabochon" or as a faceted gemstone. Shown above are kyanite cabochons ranging in color from clear, to blue to green and black.
Mega Carnelian Palm Stones - For Stamina, Courage, Strength and Fire Magic
Mega Carnelian Palm Stones For Stamina Courage by TheSageGoddess
Sterling silver blue gemstone floral motif ring
Sterling silver blue gemstone floral motif ring Fashion ring. Marcasite is an attractive and interesting mineral that is used in sterling silver jewelry. Small polished and faceted stones are inlaid into the silver which adds an extra sparkle to the jewelry. The stones have a metallic luster and are opaque. Jewelry Rings
VINTAGE SHAPED GENUINE MALACHITE STONE NECKLACE 24" RARE SHAPED MALACHITE, RUSSIAN IN ORIGIN, THIS GORGEOUS GREEN MALACHITE NECKLACE IS JUST NOT SOMETHING THAT YOU SEE EVERY DAY. THE STONES THEMSELVES ARE POLISHED TO PERFECTION, WITH A COUPLE OF PIECES THAT HAVE A FEW ROUGH SPOTS. IT IS JUST HOW STONES ARE FINISHED. (I KNOW BECAUSE I DO THAT AS ONE OF MY HOBBIES, FACET GEMSTONES AND CUT AND DESIGN MINERALS AND SEMI PRECIOUS STONES) PLEASE SEE ALL THE PICS BEFORE YOU BUY AS I DO NOT GIVE…
Happy Easter! Egg-shaped rutilated quartz cabochon from Ibitiara, Bahia, Brazil…