American Federation of Mineralogical Societies – AFMS


         

International Gem Society

Free Gemology Course/Barbara Smigel

 Faceting Machines

ULTRATEC Faceting Equipment
Raytecshaw
Aussie Sapphire Lapidary WarehouseGemmarum Lapidator

 Faceting Designs

United States Faceters Guild
Designs by Torbjorn Lorin
Gemology Project
Jeff Graham Designs
Andrew Brown Faceting Design
GemCad file of Famous Diamonds
Moriartys Gem Art
UK Faceters Guild Designs

Mines to Visit

Emerald Hollow Mine of N. CarolinaGem Mountain of N. Carolina
Lost Mines of Atlantis, Sebring, FlCrater of Diamonds State Park, AR
Cherokee Ruby & Sapphire Mine, N.C
Gold City Gem Mine, N.C.
Emerald Village, N.C
Mason Mountain Mine, NC
Hogg Crystal Mine, GeorgiaMasons Ruby and Saphire Mines, NC
Ron Coleman Crystal Mine, Arkansas
 Fee Mining in America

Tools and Supplies

FDJ Jewelry and Tools
Diamond Pacific
Kingsley NorthThe Battlap Store (Gearloose)
Lapcraft CompanyAncient Artifacts & Treasures
Silver SuppliersAmeritool
Black Market Minerals
Rio Grand Jewelry Supply
Thunderbird Jewelry Supply
Fire Mountain

Metalsmithy Videos

Making a Bezel PT 1Setting a cab in bezel Part 1
 Making a Bezel PT 2Setting a cab in bezel Part 2
Making a Bezel PT 3Setting a cab in bezel Part 3
Making a Bezel PT 4
Making a Bezel PT 5Filigree feathers   
Basic sawing designsSilver filigree
Basic drilling in metal
The Art of filigreeCypriot Filigree
Silver soldering filigree Pt 1Byzantine tradition (Chase & Repouse)
Silver soldering filigree Pt 2Filigree Soldering (Jeanniusdesigns) Pt 1
Make sanding sticks   Filigree Soldering (Jeanniusdesigns) Pt 2
Making a Designer Pendant
Filigree Soldering (Jeanniusdesigns) Pt 3

Central Florida Clubs

Tomeka Gem and Mineral Club, Daytona
Canaveral Mineral and Gem Society
Central Brevard Rock & Mineral Club

Videos

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Meetpoint faceting #1  the SRBMeetpoint faceting #6  OMNI Design concepts
Meetpoint faceting #3  the CAM Trillion
Meetpoint faceting #4  the OMNI
Meetpoint Faceting #5  CAM Design concepts
Cutting Sapphires
Most inexpensive faceting machine
Gem Cutting Tutorial – Reading a Gem Faceting Diagram – Part 1
How to set Gems part 1
How to set Gems part 2
Gem Cutting in Bangkok
Cutting in Jaipur, India
More Jaipur cutting (facebook  only)
Cutting large sun stone (time lapse)
Concave cutting demoTaking apart a Raytec Shaw quill
Cutting Opal
Build Camera Light Ring
Cutting Cabachons
Caves of Largest Crystals, Mexico   WOW!!!
Largest Crystal ever found
 Worlds Largest Crystals