Have you ever wondered how a rough rock from the ground is transformed into a spectacular finished gem? This section seeks to briefly explain the process, from selection of raw materials all the way through cutting and polishing of the finished stone. You may click on any one of the topics below to learn more, or simply click on the first link, "Selection of Rough," to work your way through from start to finish.



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