I have been signing all of my gemstones (except those I facet) for
several years now. I purchased a diamond tip scriber from Micromark
for about $13 and it still works just fine. I find some place on the
bottom or side, whether a cab or carving, and sign my first initial
and last name (very small to as not to interfer with the stone)
followed by a 2 digit year.
Why? Because many years ago, when I was into cutting lots of opal,
I sold quite a few stones to women of the international community
living in Taiwan. Some years later, I saw a ring with an opal in it
in the window of a consignment store and was drawn to the stone…In
just know I cut it. But how to tell? I couldn’t. Now I sign all my
stones so they can be identified - some clients love it…others
don’t care but it only takes a few minutes and does add to the
intrinsic value I believe.
Cheers from Don at The Charles Belle Studio in SOFL where simple
elegance IS fine jewelry! @coralnut2