General Lapidary Knowledge

USFaceter's Guild
The Gem Connectionthe Gemcutter
Jessie Donnan Wire Wrapping
William Holland School of Lapidary Arts
Bernardine Gemstone Facts and Information
Smithsonian Gem and Mineral Collection
The Gemology Project
Gemology On Line  
Eni Oken's Wire Wrap lessons          
Gemworld Pricing Guide
Using a Digital Camera to Photograph, cabs,
gemstones,minerals and jewelry - by ron gibbs
How to cut Cabochons
Techniques of cabochon cutting
Buena Vista Gemstone Pictures
Intro to Faceting
What is a Gem???
Free Gemology Course/Barbara Smigel 
UltrTec's Library
US Faceters Guild Picture Album
 Photographing Gem Stones
 Make Silver Dome Beads
 Cutting SRBs in Various Materials by Jim Perkins

Faceting Machines

ULTRATEC Faceting Equipment    
Fac-Ette (Gem Master)
​ Graves Faceting Equipment
Omni discussion

Faceting Designs

Faceting Designs at the Rockshop    
 Aussie's Faceting Designs
USFG Diagrams
Jeff Gram Designs
Old Pueblo Library
GemCad file of Famous Diamonds  
Tom's Gem Designs
UK Faceters Guild Designs
Designs by Torbjorn Lorin

Mines to Visit

Emerald Village of N. Carolina   
Gem Mountain of N. Carolina
Gold & Grubbin of Georgia
Lost Mines of Atlantis,  Sebring, Fl
Cherokee Ruby & Sapphire Mine, N.C
Gold City Gem Mine, N.C. 
Emerald Hollow Mine, N.C
Emerald Village, N.C.
Hogg Crystal Mine, Georgia      Video
 Mason's Ruby & Sapphire   Video
Jim Coleman's Crystal Mine, Arkansas

Tools and Supplies

FDJ Jewelry and Tools
Diamond Pacific
Kingsley North 
Inland Lapidary
Lopaski Lapidary Supplies
The Battlap Store (Gearloose)
All Dops
Lapcraft Company
Pretty Rock
Ancient Artifacts & Treasures
Black Market Minerals
Rio Grand Jewelry Supply
Tripps Jewelry Supply
Monster Slayer
Thunderbird Jewelry Supply
Fire Mountain
Silver Suppliers
Brandywine Jewelry Supply

Rock Shops and Geological attractions directory

Since 1971, Rock & Gem has been the leading magazine for the lapidary and mineral hobbyist. Not a trade journal and not a scientific dissertation, it speaks to the average rockhound, providing just the right blend of entertainment and satisfying information. Armchair hobbyists and diehard diggers alike will find something to enjoy in each issue.

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