My Lapidary Studio

At the bench
Hello. My name is Tony.

I have a studio in Vancouver Canada where I have been a trade cutter for over 35 years. Every once in a while I get some interesting pieces pass through my shop and this blog is my attempt to share.

custom cut citrine

A custom cut Citrine

Amethyst/Opal/Citrine composite

For my personal amusement I glued an Amethyst, Citrine and synthtic Opal together.



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Bob September 27, 2010 at 6:35 pm

I’m in Afghanistan right now and have some emeralds that I bought; if I sent you some magnified pictures of them could you tell me what you think of the quality?

Tony September 28, 2009 at 11:30 pm

Hello M’lou,

As I am in Canada there could be customs issues. I believe they are more likely to be delays rather than costs. I have e-mailed you with the address of Wayne Emery a US cutter and fellow Orchidian who is certainly competent and much more convenient.

Neither Wayne nor I are diamond cutters but Wayne does have a friend that is a professional who will be able to make your diamond repairs.


M'lou September 28, 2009 at 11:07 am

Hi, Tony,
I have a couple of stones that could use work. One is an emerald that I cracked the corner off of, and I think I have a diamond somewhere, too…
Could you look at them for me? Will sending them across national borders be costly?
M’lou Brubaker
14015 W. County Rd. 578
Goodland, MN 55742

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