Galaxy Gem Stone Faceting

Explore the technique behind the touch of opal in a faceted quartz that was inspired by Lapidary Journal's 1972 Space Gem cover.
SKU: EP10073

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Expand your faceting skills with these pieces inspired by the Space Gem. The Galaxy Gem Stone Faceting is a modern take on a well-loved technique.

Required Materials:

  • Facet grade clear quartz, preferably military optical
  • Mintabie opal
  • Consumables: Beast diamond polish, Snake Oil lap lube and cleaner, zirconium oxide Battstik™, Elmer’s glue, clear nail polish, Loctite 404 quick set adhesive, HXTAL adhesive epoxy, 99% isopropyl alcohol, paper towels


  • Diamond Pacific Genie™
  • Ultra Tec V5 faceting machine
  • Ultra Tec Fantasy Machine
  • Covington 10” trim saw
  • Ameritool 4” lapidary trim saw
  • Crystalite steel laps
  • Lighting Lap Natural
  • Wooden dowels

Technique: advanced faceting
Originally Published: Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist May/June 2014

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SKU EP10073
Author/Speaker/Editor Mark Oros
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