Cutting Comes Naturally to Gemstone Designer Alexander Kreis – GIA

In this series of three videos, Idar Oberstein-trained gem cutter Alexander Kreis relates the different approaches he takes to unlock the beauty of a variety of rough gemstones, which include Oregon sunstone, various beryl colors, and rutilated quartz. He tells us the influences that play into his unique designs; it might be the pure, crystalline beauty of a flawless piece of rough or the presence of striking inclusions, which drive him to produce beautiful pieces of wearable art.

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