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I faceted a new Rhodolite Garnet to
match the broken emerald cut

I removed the broken Rhodolite Garnet and super-glued it back together to measure it. I also measured all of the angles in order to duplicate the stone.

I keep a stock of Garnet materials and was able to select a Rhodolite Garnet of the correct color to match their broken stone.

A ring with a broken emerald cut Rhodolite Garnet.

Ring with broken Rhodolite emerald cut

You can see the crack running through this Rhodolite

An arrow telling users to click on the photo to make it larger.

The stone has a nice pink color.

A piece of rough uncut Rhodolite Garnet next to the ring with the broken one.

A piece of rough Rhodolite
Garnet to be used

Next to the ring you can see the piece of rough Rhodolite Garnet that I selected to match the broken stone.

I also select a piece that will have a minimum of waste.

Shows the first facets of the pavilion on the Rhodolite Garnet.

Faceting the pavilion

I removed the broken stone from the mounting and meaured all of the facets so that I can duplicate the cut.

At left you can see the first facets on the new stone.

Shows me polishing the pavlion facets on the polishing lap.

Polishing the pavilion facets

When faceting a gemstone, we need to cut, pre-polish, and polish each facet.

Shows making the first 8 facets on the crown.

Faceting the crown

Here you can see the first cuts of the crown.

I need to make the first main facets, and the corners of the emerald cut, perfectly even.

The new stone is sitting next to the broken stone and the ring.

Finished Rhodolite Garnet

On the far left you can see the broken stone. On the right you can see the new Rhodolite.

It is always nice when the new stone looks nicer than the old 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.