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Do you have ROUGH GEMSTONES  ?
Turn your rough gemstones into finished gems.

Cut ROUGH GEMSTONES into FINISHED GEMSTONES !
  
John has been faceting gemstones since 2001 with more than 2,200 faceted colored stones to his credit. He personally hand selects premium facet grade rough gemstones from mines around the globe including Africa, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Russia, Thailand and the United States. The best finished gems come from the finest gem grade faceting rough. And, it is easy to see quality in colored gemstones - rich vibrant colors that sparkle.

Gems cut by John radiate color from precisely-cut highly-polished facets.
John also cuts Precious Opals from Australia.

COLORED STONES
MORE COLOR - 
MORE SPARKLE
Oregon Sunstone, rough and same stones after cutting

 
Can you match the finished stones to the rough stones? 
OK, the green one is easy.  I'll give a clue - the largest rough stone is turned sideways.
And, only one has no copper Schiller. So, that one's easy. What about the rest ? 


Are Looking For FACETING ROUGH ?

I SELL FACET GRADE ROUGH GEMSTONES !
 

 


Do You Have a GRAVES FACETING MACHINE ?
DIAL GAUGE FACETING ACCESSORY  

I SELL A FACETING ACCESSORY FOR GRAVES FACETING MACHINES !


TURN YOUR GRAVES HARD-STOP INTO A SOFT-STOP MACHINE !
John developed this much needed faceting machine accessory for Graves Mark IV faceting machines after observing how difficult hard stop faceting machines are to use.  The inherent problem with hard stop machines is lack of VISUAL FEEDBACK. Relying on audio feedback, "cutting by ear", o stop is slow and not repeatable. John's Soft Stop Dial Gauge Accessory is a repeatability control device that can be retrofitted to any Graves hard top faceting machine transforming old workhorses into modern machines, easier to use, and speeding up the cutting process. 

click here The Story Behind the Gems by John Soft Stop
 to learn about the Faceting Accessory dial gauge for Graves faceting machines.

GEMSTONE CUTTING PRICES
John's lapidary services pricing for faceting gemstones, cutting cabochons, gemstone repair, stone setting, faceting lessons, and the Gems By John Faceting Accessory - click here for gemstone cutting Prices


TESTIMONIAL
Dear John,
Hi, I'm your sister Laura's friend from San Diego, the one whose ring you repaired. I'm writing to thank you for the wonderful job you did!

I don't know if Laura told you, but the opal is my absolute favorite gemstone. I like opals more than diamonds, rubies or sapphires. In my opinion, nothing can compare with the exquisite opal, which glows with an internal fire. So when it came time for my wonderful husband and I to become engaged, I knew what kind of ring I wanted.

I knew that Mervyn's had quite a large selection of opal rings so I went over to the store and saw right away which one I wanted. It had four fiery inset opals in a gold band. I tried it on and it flashed on my finger. It was too big so I asked for a smaller size, but I was told that it was the only size the ring came in. This puzzled me since I knew that rings weren't one-size-fits-all, but I liked it so much I decided to get it anyway. The next day my finance and I went to buy it I figured that I would eventually find a way around the size problem.

First, I took my ring back to Mervyn's, hoping they could help me. The store sent my ring to its jeweler for resizing. Their jeweler promptly sent it back saying that he didn't want to attempt resizing it because of the way the opals were set in the band. They might pop out if the band was tampered with, he said. Next, I tried those clear plastic sizers that slipped around the band. They didn't work very well. Then, I tried one of those gold bands that wound around the inside of my ring. It was uncomfortable, but was the best I could do.

A few months later when my finance and I were formally engaged, I wore the ring continuously until one Sunday when we were in church. I glanced down at my finger and was shocked at what I saw. One of the opals was missing, leaving an empty black triangle where the stone once was. Needless to say, I put the ring away and didn't wear it again. This was in 2003.

I thought of one last option. Every summer I go to visit my family in Minnesota. In 20061 took my ring with me because I remembered a jewelry store there that did repairs. Unfortunately, the jeweler told me the same thing I heard at Mervyn's.

Then, your sister came to visit us in February of 2007 and told me about you. When she went home she took my ring with her. I talked to her later that year and she said that she hand-delivered it that summer when she and Terry went to visit you and your family. Finally, I had hope.

My ring arrived in the mail a couple of weeks ago. As soon as I took it out of the box I put it on my finger. It gleamed and glowed once again, looking better than new. And after over four years, I can wear it proudly once again as a symbol of the love and commitment I share with my husband. I owe it all to you and to your dear sister, who made all of this possible! God has truly given you a gift, which I'm certain you are using for His glory! Thank you so very much!

God bless you, Carol


--- print, complete, sign, and include with your gemstones ---
mail to John Wright, 4101 Tates Creek Centre Dr. Ste 150195, Lexington KY 40517

DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY - GEMS BY JOHN LLC 
The purpose of this Disclaimer Of Liability is to induce Gems By John LLC to perform the services described herein. 

I agree to be bound by all of the terms and conditions.

Items Submitted: ___________________________________________________________
Work Description: __________________________________________________________
Value Estimate: ____________________________________________________________

I UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO THE FOLLOWING
  • Descriptions of Items submitted are complete and accurate.
  • Gemstones submitted may have been previously subjected to enhancement processes.
  • Gemstones submitted may chip, crack, or break during the process of work described above.
  • Gems By John LLC is released from all liability beyond its control or attributable to gemstone enhancement processes for damage to Items submitted.
  • Gems By John LLC is not responsible for identification of gemstones submitted.
  • Gems By John LLC is not responsible, except for negligence, for loss, damage, or theft of Items submitted.
  • Damage or loss due to negligence is limited to the cost of services rendered, not to exceed the actual cost for work described above, and when no value is listed, it is agreed that the value is no greater than $75.00 dollars.
  • I have read and understand this Disclaimer Of Liability.

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--- print, complete, sign, and include with your gemstones ---
mail to John Wright, 4101 Tates Creek Centre Dr. Ste 150195, Lexington KY 40517

GUARANTEE
If you are not absolutely satisfied with the quality of my services, I will refund 100% of all labor charges.
Due to the nature of custom work and special orders, I am unable to accept returns. However, my craftsmanship is fully guaranteed. I will repair any defect in workmanship. 

I’M LOCATED IN
LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY
HORSE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD



MAILING ADDRESS

Gems By John LLC
Suite 150195
4101 Tates Creek Centre Dr
Lexington, KY 40517


PHONE NUMBER
(859) 539-2407

E-MAIL
JohnWright@GemsByJohn.com

TURN AROUND TIME
1 to 3 weeks

      
   

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