Useful Links

Useful Links

This is mostly the same posted before elsewhere. I had
mixed feelings on posting it here, but most are not the few, and I
feel this may help someone. If you book mark these and follow the
links it will give you invaluable and sources. I have
kept away from listing tools and material. On all actual sites listed
you will get quality material (many are commercial), these will not
put up with what goes on at some places. On all of these sites, visit
the links and don’t be surprised if one or more of your bookmarks
show up.

Lists you might want to join, sign up at-

The Ganoksin Project (Orchid list)

Lapidary Arts list (see also)
Interernational Lapidary Association

Rough for sale Yahoo | Mail, Weather, Search, Politics, News, Finance, Sports & Videos

United States Faceters Guild (from people tops in the
world is posted)

Rockhound list Yahoo | Mail, Weather, Search, Politics, News, Finance, Sports & Videos

Beading (Project Ideas) (see student work)
Yahoo | Mail, Weather, Search, Politics, News, Finance, Sports & Videos
Lapidary Journal - Jewelry Making, Jewelry Arts, Gems, Beads, B&B, Minerals and More (See shop talk)

Gem info

  1. Rocks and gem (This is a gold mine of for rockhounds.)
Here's some link's to other Rock Hound web site's (commercial, but excellent links to other
info, see home page.)
For anyone who may wish to build a really big (and cheep) rock tumbler.
Kreigh's Homemade Lapidary Equipment
(links to. and also)
Truck-Tire Rock Tumbler
More and instructions (Sites already mentioned have a lot and/or
links to.)
Def: Faceting
International Gem Society IGS - Information and educational services for everyone interested in gemstones
GEMSTONE FACTS - - Blue Ceylon Sapphire Burma Ruby Colombian Emerald Russian Alexandrite Collector Gems (Great eye candy!)

Favorite search engine is Again visit the links
for a wealth of (good links to supplies also). I suggest
if you are new to this that you add folders to your
favorites/bookmarks to organize if you follow only a
few links they will mushroom in number; enjoy.

One other source -was told mixed reviews compared to above. Don’t
know. (Perhaps relevant. I have even done business (some) with Fire
Mountain, was pleased, but agree with some criticisms.) However this
loaded, saturated, with If you have an interest, do not
miss this site. Bob's Rock Shop: Table of Contents