Forums Cutting Material and Identification PreMaster Competition YAG

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    Rick_Brooker
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    @Rick_Brooker

    Can anyone recommend a good source to buy YAG for the 2018 stone competition?

    #4226

    Alan Balmer
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    @alanbalmer

    Three sources have been mentioned:
    Facet Shoppe
    Ceative Gems
    Rusgems (This is a non-USA source, but they also sell on Ebay and Etsy.)

    #4938

    gemmakermz
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    @gemmakermz

    that may be dependent on the size your looking for. i just finished a 206.95 carat stone in a rich pink LASER YAG and my own 57 facet cut reverse brilliant design. VERY firey, i put it on display at our county fair with extreme ooo’s and aaa’s. i have since sent it to the makers of the laser material here in washington state. i have more pieces, contact me. what size, etc. do you need?? i also have emerald green and light red ruby all laser material scraps. the cut i made is being use by club members on yag and now other materials too. we are doing faceting of montana agate free form shapes that has got the montanan’s and cabber/faceters attention and federation exec. too.

    mike zinski gemmakermz@cs.com

    #5001

    arthurcochran
    Participant
    @Arthurcochran

    Would anyone like to use this huge stone for facetting?

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    #5018

    Tom Mitchell
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    Rick,

    The sources that Al Balmer mentioned are the best ones that I am aware of.

    Unfortunately, the 2018 competition ended over a month ago. The 2019 competition should be announced in our December newsletter.

    Tom Mitchell

    #5022

    Rick_Brooker
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    @Rick_Brooker

    I bought some YAG from Creative Gems. The service was very good.
    Rick

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