We can make this a great interesting place and more people will join

  • @FearTheCron
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    19 months ago

    Nice! I am glad I’m not the only person trying this strategy. I do need to admit I am completely unfamiliar with the wold of gemstones. Do you just go out and look for the initial stones?

    (Btw I think you have a typo in your link? https://lemmy.world/c/faceting )

    • @Crylos
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      19 months ago

      Argh! Thanks, fixed the link.

      I generally buy the rough from dealers or gem shows. My bucket list has a couple of line items to visit some mines and buy direct.

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        9 months ago

        Ah that would make sense that they need to be mined. Still, that is a cool hobby I have never heard of before! You should make a post explaining the full process. Perhaps I will make a post explaining back country skiing as well for those who have never heard of it.

        (edit: subscribed! You got me interested)

        • @Crylos
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          29 months ago

          Good idea, I’ll work on a write up with pics.