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We custom cut blue and yellow Sapphire
baguettes to fit this ring

A jeweler designed and made a set of custom rings for their customer. Each ring needed 3 baguettes.

One ring needed blue Sapphires and the other ring needed yellow Sapphire baguettes. It can be very difficult to find baguettes in the exact sizes. Often times, the gemstones need to be custom faceted to fit the mounting.

2 white gold rings and 3 blue sapphires glued to dop sticks and 3 yellow sapphires.

The rings and Sapphires before re-faceting

They sent us 5 ovals and a pear shape Sapphire to be re-faceted to fit the openings in the rings.

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You can see that we have already glued 3 of the Sapphires to dop sticks.

Shows me grinding a blue sapphire on my faceting lap.

Making the stone rectangular

I am shaping the Sapphire on the faceting lap.

To fit stones into channels like this, the size of the stones needs to be very accurate. We first measure the channels very carefully with a digital calipers.

We then use the same caliper to measure the stones while shaping them. We need to be very careful to not cut them too small.

Shows the pavilioin of a rectangular blue sapphire baguette while cuttin it.

Faceting the pavilion of the baguette

You can see that I have started polishing one of the facets on the pavilion.

Shows the partially cut pavilion of a rectangular yellow sapphire.

Faceting the pavilion of a yellow Sapphire

You can see that I have faceted the sides of the pavilion of the yellow Sapphire baguette.

Next I need to cut the facets on the ends.

Shows a rectangular yellow sapphire during polishing

Faceting the crown

I am polishing the facets on the crown of the yellow Sapphire.

Shows the polishing lap which I use to polish the sapphires.

The yellow Sapphire baguette
on the polishing wheel

Here you can see the polishing wheel that I use for faceting.

Shows the 3 finished blue sapphire baguettes and 3 yellow sapphire baguettes next to the 2 white gold rings they will be mounted in.

The finished Sapphire baguettes

All of the Sapphires are now the proper sise to fit the channels and are ready to be mounted.

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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.