A lucky but very hardworking faceting friend in Australia has a couple of mines producing some remarkable sapphires. Much of the material recovered is of good size and clarity but inevitably some of it is only suitable for producing small finished stones. Many conventional designs have a large number of facets and are not viable for small stones. Here are some simple designs first published in the Australian Guild's magazine, Facet Talk. In their entirety these designs are unique but one crown was inspired by Andrew Brown and another by Arya Akhavan. Designs for other shapes to follow when published.
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