Precious stones are rare minerals which (to the exclusion of metals) possess sufficient beauty to warrant their use as personal ornaments, and sufficient hardness to render them suitable for the purpose.
(Leopold Claremont: The Gemcutters Craft)

The Fascination of Gemstone Cutting

Gemstone cutting is a constant discovery and challenge for me.
To figure out the subtle characteristics of each individual mineral in practice fascinates me.
Each of them must be treated individually.
The smooth polished surfaces, Facets, reflect and refract the entering light.
This light often splits up in multi-colors, and so inflames the "inner fire" of the stone.
To ignite this fire is the reward for my love to the stone.
This flame is the secret of my dreams.

All Gems here were cut by myself.