|They are created by bonding a slice of colored gem material to the back of a
cabochon shaped stone. The top consists of either a semi-transparent colored gem
or Quartz with mineral inclusions.
|Once both stones have been prepared they are ground perfectly flat on a diamond disc lap.
This is critical because it enables a strong and invisible bond.
|A Rutilated Quartz cabochon is cut and polished
using water cooled Diamond abrasive wheels.
|Thin slabs are cut on the Diamond trim saw.
Pictured are lab-created Opals.
|The slabs are laminated to the backs of the cabochons.
The edges are then ground flush.
|These finished doublets display the colors of opal and
highlight the mineral inclusions inside the Quartz.
|Each of our handcrafted doublets have a unique character all their own.
They are sure to attract attention and admiration wherever they are worn.