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First ever Ultra Tec open house! Jan 27-30 Feb 6,7 2024. 10-5

Look at this stone cutting/drilling technology!! The museum of Jade in San Jose Costa Rica is 5 floors of amazing Jade artifacts! The effort required to make these masterpieces is astounding! If you visit Costa Rica be sure to make time for this museum!

Cutting a stone from 120 year old Train lantern glass from here in Tucson!


Fun with my first Portuguese cut!

3rd stone he cut! My 7 year old just cut this prasiolite in a design by Vargas! What a sparkler!

USFG Faceting Symposium the 2023 frolic! with 7 different machines running demos daily, some amazing presentations by the biggest names in Faceting! All this followed by the “Hobnob” faceter’s dinner and stone contest! , Feb 2,3,4 2023

And then there were two!

Our shipping department sending out another full package V5!

Full package, laps, wax, loupe, gem holder, display boxes, extra dops, and of course a little rough thrown in free to get started! 

Oh the Joy of unwrapping a new V5!

Carnelian from New Mexico

Amethyst prevents drunkenness??

I love to cut obsidian!

Tucson, my home.

Tucson is not only my home but it’s where I learned about stones and how to facet. Faceting has been on my list for over two decades. I was intimidated by the seeming complexity and all those numbers!  Now I see that it’s really very simple, and I love learning from my mistakes, which are fairly fre…

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