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Gem Cutting

At Crescent Gems we offer high quality production faceting. We do small and large orders, and pride ourselves on the high quality of our work. why should you settle for the poorly cut stones produced by the "jam peg" or "native" faceting that is done in Thailand and India ? At Crescent Gems, skilled workers use Immahashi index faceting machines to cut with "meet point" accuracy. This is the same type of faceting that is done by custom cutters in the United States.

Quality at its best

At Crescent Gems, your stones will not only receive better cutting, they will also receive better cuts! Most production cutters use the simplest cuts possible, because fewer facets = less time. Cutters at Crescent Gems, on the other hand, take extra time and care to ensure that all of your stones will be bright and lively. Round stones receive the very demanding and complicated "Portuguese" cut. Ovals and pears receive a "modified Portuguese" cut. Finally, emerald shapes get barion pavilions for maximum brilliance, and squares receive a "princess" cut. All stones are polished with 50,000 grit diamond,and carefully cleaned of oil and foreign matter before being packaged and shipped to you.

All rejects are returned with your finished stones.



Price list

Faceting < 1.00ct >1.00 ct
Corundum, Alexandrite, Tanzanite, Emeralds, apatite, tsavorite, Enstatite , Precious Opal , sunstone and Demontoid $ 1.90 per piece $ 3.00 per carat
all other stones (including glass) $ 1.75 per piece $ 2.50 per carat
Custom cut Stones  - Comercial grade $ 10.00 per piece $ 5.00 per carat
Cabachone    
Cabs in Corundum, Alexandrite, Tanzanite, Emeralds, apatite, tsavorite, Enstatite , Precious Opal , sunstone and Demontoid. $ 2.00 per piece $ 3.00 per carat
Cabs in all other stones (including glass) $ 2.00 per piece $ 2.00 per carat
Cabs in custom shapes ( suger loaf ) $ 10.00 per piece $ 5 per carat

All prices are quoted in U.S. $ and are subject to change, Prices are per finished carat.

Frequently Asked Questions

How and where do I ship ?

  1. make a list of all the stone you need cut.
  2. write small note on what kind of cutting you need ( shapes , calibrated sizes etc. )
  3. Pack the parcel for shipping ( don't forget to include 1 & 2 and keep a copy for yourself )
  4. Email us a copy of the list to crescentgems@gmail.com
  5. Ship the parcel via the post office ask for EMS shipping (Express mail service)
  6. address to send will be sent on request

How do I make a list ?

Lot # weight Notes for cutting
1
352g
Mali garnets - Calibrated - Please cut Round, Ovals Only
2
500g/69 pieces
Amethyst - Free Size - Please cut fancy shapes
 
Total value $ 600

whats your Turn around time ?
Normally the turnaround time is 8 weeks that includes 4 weeks in transit.

Do you heat treat sapphires ?
YES , if requested we do heat treat sapphires ,but there is a risk involved , the stones may crack , become too dark or too light or worse still be unusable at all ( customer takes the risk ),  each burn ( approx 600 cts ) cost around US $ 200 , please do tell us about the origin of the rough as origin influences the the type of treatment and results.

Customs clearing and handling charges for EMS shipments ?
Customs clearing when a EMS parcel reaches Sri Lanka is around US$ 60 and the paper work and shipping charges for the return journey by post is Around US $ 50 - 60 per shipment depending on the value of the shipment.

Customs clearing and handling charges for FED EX and courier shipments ?
Customs clearing when a parcel reaches Sri Lanka by fed ex is around US$ 180 and the paper work and shipping charges for the return journey by fed ex is around US $ 200 - 800 per shipment depending on the value of the shipment.

Minimum quantity ?
Yes , there is a minimum Quantity of 100 g , this could be several parcels.

Eg - Sapphires 20 g, Garnets 50g, Spinels 40g