Labradorite Twisted Oval Beads 4 Pieces 20x15mm
Cut in our factory, these unique twisted ovals will make an unusual addition to your jewellery.
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These are extraordinary Twisted Oval Labradorite beads, as each one has been lovingly hand-cut in our factory in Jaipur by our incredibly talented and skilful team!
Each strand has 4-pieces and measures approximately 20x15mm
The Specialist Cutting Process
Step One: For our specialist Twisted Oval beads, the cutter plays a hugely important role in getting the foundation perfect ready for the rest of the process. With years of experience our cutters decide, with precision, the most productive area of the rock to cut as ‘plates’. What she (or he!) is looking for at this stage is to ensure none of the natural properties and beauty is lost in this first sectional-cut.
Step Two: The next step in creating these Twisted Ovals is a secondary expert mark in these plates for the preforming of ‘squares’. These plates are then cut down further into squares ready for the next step. There is not a hacksaw, bow saw or even a see-saw in sight!! These cuts are made with supreme precision and skill to ensure the nature is encapsulated within the resulting piece.
Step Three: Further to these two above steps, these squares now go through a process to reach the mm required of the final piece and then they are hand-crafted in to calibrated ovals. Believe it or not we are still not finished! Additional preforming is now required whereby the (beautiful!) facets are formed on a rotary disc by hand. This now results in the near-completed Twisted Oval you are soon to be holding in your hand and creating a stunning piece of jewellery with!
Step Four: We now need to polish each Twisted Oval bead, again by hand (which isn’t a case of some Mr Sheen & a dry rag!) this is serious business with polishing tools to make 100% sure the surface of the gemstone is perfect for you.
Step Five: The Lapidarist then oversees the accurate drilling of each piece, making sure that the specification of the hole placement and width is carried out.
Step Six: Ah, you thought we were finished, then didn’t you?! Well, no. Not quite! There is still one final obstacle for these Twisted Ovals to overcome and that is, of course, the watchful eye of our very own Marie Chalmers, whose Quality Control process ensures, that even with the very best and most experienced Lapidarists, no piece leaves our stockroom in less than perfect condition!
So, that’s it! The entire journey each one of these incredible faceted Twisted Ovals needs to take, from its very first touch from the Lapidary right through to you holding it in your hand.
What do you think? Worth the 24 hours cutting process?!
All weights, sizes and counts are approximate.
- Blue, Green, Grey, Mixed, Yellow
- Twisted Ovals
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