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Drilling a faceted Synthetic Ruby

We are sometimes asked to drill faceted gemstones.

Photo of a red synthetic Ruby with a hole in the center.

Drilled synthetic Ruby

As you can see, when we drill a transparent material, the hole reflects in a way that you can see 4 holes. One for each side of the stone.

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This is another view of the same synthetic Ruby which has been drilled.

Another view of the drilled synthetic Ruby

This is a slightly different view of the same stone.

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Denton Anderson,
Gemologist & Gem Cutter
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Photo of Denton the gem cutter.

Graduate Gemologist, GIA, GG
Over 20 years of experience.