Indonesian Fossil Coral Cutting and Polishing For Gemstone Bezel Type Custom Jewelry Design

by georgeingraham on June 3, 2008

There are a lot of different types of Fossilized Coral, not to mention fossilized material as a whole. The one I have some experience with cutting for customers who make custom gemstone, bezel type setting jewelry is this Indonesian Fossilized Coral.

Here is an example of what I am most familiar with shaping cabochons from.

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Here are just a few examples of what this material looks like in cabochon form. Both earring cab pairs and freeform.

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Here is an example of a piece in a bezel setting with Silver Metal Clay as the medium for the jewelry backing.

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A friend of mine gave me an interesting piece of Fossilized Coral. Different from what I am use to working with as it is a single tube form. I have this in the saw as I am typing this entry, so only have a few preforms to show. These will make some beautiful cabochons.

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As always, if you like this Fossilized Coral your welcome to make a special request to have it cut and shaped to desired specs.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoyed!

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