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Aussie Sapphire

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Post for Commercial/Custom Cutters
« on: March 20, 2016, 04:22:21 PM »
This post is for any member who offers a gem cutting service to make this known to potential customers.  We find that we do get a lot of enquiries from people looking for someone to cut their gems - while Lamberts is appropriate for some stone, there are often occasions where people want a better quality job from an Australian cutter. If you can offer this service and wish to post to indicate this, feel free to do so below.

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Please, no repeat posts - just one post to advertise any essential details.  We suggest that personal information is not posted for your own security so location can be very general and usernames used in the post.   If you run an established business, you may post your website or facebook link but for those hobbyist cutters who work out of their home, be conscious of your personal security when posting identifying information.

Contact should be made through the Private Messaging system so we suggest you do NOT post your phone number or email address directly.

You do not need to post your rates if you do not want to - this can be discussed with potential customers off forum.  Please indicate your general location and what your speciality is (eg. cabbing, opal cutting, faceting, custom cuts, etc).

If you have photos of your work in the gallery or elsewhere, feel free to include a link or thumbnail images.

From the customers point of view, if you would like to contact any of the cutters posting here, please do so within the PM system. It is your responsibility to do your due diligence and be confident that a good job will be done. Please be conscious of the fact that gem cutting is not a guaranteed thing - sometimes things can go wrong despite all efforts or flaws can become a problem part-way through the job that might affect the end result. We recommend being clear and realistic about your job as this assists the cutter in meeting your requirements.

Note that this thread is posted on ALF as a service to members only. All negotiations will be done direct off-forum by cutter and customer.  Although we do not expect any problem, ALF can not be responsible for any disputes or problems arising from use of this service so please proceed carefully.


Cheers
Leah (admin)
« Last Edit: March 20, 2016, 04:25:12 PM by Aussie Sapphire »
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Re: Post for Commercial/Custom Cutters
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2016, 08:09:47 PM »
Great idea Leah - There has been a lot of enquiries for Australian cutters.

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Re: Post for Commercial/Custom Cutters
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2016, 09:49:27 PM »
For anyone wanting a gem faceted, I can help.

I'm a hobby facetor who's custom faceted close to 200 gems. My rates are reasonable and I have a large collection of facet designs to suite any rough. I can also source most types of rough.

So, for those wanting a custom cut gem, just send me a PM and I'll let you know how I can help out. My general area is Brisbane (Bayside), but postal orders are also an option.

Kind Regards,
Gem Ranger


« Last Edit: March 21, 2016, 11:27:39 AM by Gem Ranger »

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Re: Post for Commercial/Custom Cutters
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2016, 12:00:18 AM »
Very impressive Gem Ranger.  :)

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Re: Post for Commercial/Custom Cutters
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2016, 03:53:17 PM »
Hi Leah,
     Could this thread be "pinned" somewhere like the Lapidary faceting section. I have had an inquiry about getting sapphires cut today at the club and this thread is useful to refer too if it can be found easily.
     Opps it has been pinned just not where I could find it!                                        beers Ted
« Last Edit: March 23, 2016, 03:55:22 PM by fossickeract »
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Re: Post for Commercial/Custom Cutters
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2016, 04:07:31 PM »
Hi Leah,
     Could this thread be "pinned" somewhere like the Lapidary faceting section. I have had an inquiry about getting sapphires cut today at the club and this thread is useful to refer too if it can be found easily.
     Opps it has been pinned just not where I could find it!                                        beers Ted

I wondered where to put it Ted but thought since it might include people offering cabbing services (eg opal cutting) that putting it in the Lapidary faceting section might cut them out??

It is a common question so anyone who wants to add their name, please feel free to do so.

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Leah
« Last Edit: March 23, 2016, 05:23:28 PM by Aussie Sapphire »
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Re: Post for Commercial/Custom Cutters
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2016, 07:24:15 PM »
Hi Folks,

Hope you're all doing well out there.

I'm a professional artisan gemcutter located in the Sydney CDB on George St.

I provide a wide range of lapidary services (see pics below) to both the jewellery trade and private individuals. I specialise in precision cutting and polishing of gems in designs that I know work and everything is cut to correct angles to bring out the best in a gem.

Very happy to cut stones that you may have found or rough that you've purchased, that's no problems at all and it is a large part of what I do. If you've got alot of stones or even just a few I can assess the material and let you know what the options are in terms of shapes, designs, sizes, etc that they will yield.

I also do repairs, recuts and repolishing of damaged and worn stones.

Please visit my website for more information, gems for sale, designs, etc and you can also follow along on my Instagram page to see daily happenings and gem cutting in progress.

http://www.bespoke-gems.com
https://www.instagram.com/bespokegems/

All my contact details are on my website if you would like to get in touch with me for more details, cutting rates, etc.

Many thanks and all the best!

Doug...




« Last Edit: April 06, 2016, 07:58:06 AM by bespokegems »

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Re: Post for Commercial/Custom Cutters
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2016, 06:05:47 AM »
Maybe name it "Post for Commercial/Custom Cutters with pages of ADD'S" so any one not wanting to see full pages of adds may beware.

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Re: Post for Commercial/Custom Cutters
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2016, 07:32:31 AM »
I think the first message in this thread makes it pretty clear what the thread is about.


Basically, it IS exactly a page of ads for people who want to put it out there that they do commercial cutting.


We do it this way so the ads are confined to one relevant thread and easy for people to find who may need that service.


Members who want to post in the thread are free to add as much or as little detail as suits them.


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Leah (admin)

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Re: Post for Commercial/Custom Cutters
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2016, 01:13:14 AM »
Its in the same line of recent activities not in the Commercial area. Maybe there's not a commercial area.

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Re: Post for Commercial/Custom Cutters
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2016, 07:25:18 AM »
Its in the same line of recent activities not in the Commercial area. Maybe there's not a commercial area.

Not really sure what the problem is for you.

There is a for sale area - members are able to post messages that comply with the guidelines in that section.  Some members who keep an eye on Gumtree and Ebay also post information about ads from there that may be of interest to people on here and given that second hand equipment can be hard to find, I think that is helpful.

If there are other commercial type messages that are of concern to you, then please use the "Report" function to send it to the moderators and we as a group will look at it.  Our trend is not to moderate with too heavy a hand but we will look at any reported message and if necessary. either delete, modify or talk to the poster about what is required.  I am not sure what messages have you concerned but this is not the place to be criticising it as this thread is not a problem.  This sort of criticism is likely to just discourage other members from posting here when they are encouraged to do so if they wish.

Very happy to look at other messages that you want to report though.  Just use the "Report" function and all the moderators will receive the notice and we can take a look for you.

This thread is different.  We get many, many emails from people wanting to know where to get their gems cut. The question has also been asked on here a number of times.  So as administrators, we have decided to add a thread where members who offer this service can advertise this fact IN THIS THREAD.

The thread has been pinned in a forum board that I think is relevant to the question.

If the information is of no interest to you, then you can simply ignore this particular thread but our hope is that it will be useful to someone wanting to get gems cut in Australia and who are looking for a cutter.

I do not believe this forum is at risk of being overrun with ads - we actively delete spammers constantly but the messages in this thread are no problem and we encourage other members who want to offer a similar service to add their info as well.

I hope this clears it up for you.  If you want to discuss further, please PM me or any of the other moderators.

cheers
Leah
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