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Gem cutting

J. Sinkankas

Gem cutting

a lapidary"s manual

by J. Sinkankas

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Published by Van Nostrand .
Written in English


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Statementby J. Sinkankas.
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Buy a cheap copy of Gem Cutting: A Lapidary's Manual book. Free shipping over $ For over half a century, Gem Cutting has served as the go-to guide for beginners and experts alike. Offering a wealth of information for everyone, it starts with the fundamentals and leads logically to techniques and projects that will challenge even the most advanced cutter. Every step is described in detail and illustrated with drawings and /5(34). Robotic cutting has been adopted in countries with high overhead and labor costs, although it is still far from common. One success story has been Israel, which has built a reputation on precision cutting of emeralds, precision which was achieved through the use of computerized gem cutting machinery. Cutting pavilion facets at an angle less than the critical angle can cause your gem to "fisheye" or dump light rays out of the pavilion instead of reflecting them back through the crown. The Refractive Index (RI) is a ratio of the speed of light within a substance compared with the speed of light in air.


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