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!
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
Spinel from Tanzania, 2.70 carats
rough ready to go