Endless talk of all things sparkly.

Obsession: Top Notch Faceting

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Jean-Noel Soni of Top Notch Faceting is an incredible gemstone artist, faceting gems into mini sculptures. He transforms rocks into dazzling windows of colorful light on a daily basis–gems like zircon, tourmaline, peridot, spinel, garnet, even phenakite!  Recently he won 1st place in the category of Innovative Faceting at the 2013 AGTA Spectrum Awards this past February.  I think this is just the beginning of awards and recognition of such talent.  Can’t wait to see what is to come for Top Notch Faceting!


Pre-facet prep

Zircon from Mozambique, 3.77 carats

Top Notch Faceting set in a gorgeous ring

Nigerian Phenakite, faceted to display the natural etchings of the rough

Bi-colored tourmaline

Spinel from Tanzania, 2.70 carats

rough ready to go