OUR HERITAGE
A shared family passion The love for gem cutting has been in our family for generations. While living in New York, Reg Thompson was taught how to facet by John Cornwall, an accomplished gemologist and faceter. As an entrepreneur that never quit creating, Reg, easily caught onto faceting and quickly made a name for himself within the industry having involvement in the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), writing articles for prominent lapidary journals, and cutting replica stones for museums. Reg loved to share his talents and when his nephews, Gary & Greg Ninedorf and great niece Caitlin, showed an interest in faceting he was quick to teach them all his tricks. The rest is history. we've been cutting gems ever since.

 

OUR PROCESS
Giving a personal touch to your one of a kind jewelry. It all starts with an idea and a bit of imagination that fits your unique style. There are plenty of standard cut gems out there and if standard is what you're looking for we can craft you the best standard gem you'll find. However, custom cuts and rare materials is our expertise. Our ability to design a gem in any shape, size, and material is what sets us apart from the wholesalers. All our gems are cut with competitive technique and each facet is louped to ensure precise meet points and high quality finish.

We carefully assess the qualities of the stone and position it to maximize the desired look

 

We access a vast library of cutting designs for a custom cut not seen in local jewelry stores.

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ORIENTATION

 A pre-polish and high quality final polish is the finishing touch and will leave your gemstone facets with flash.

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FINISH

Great attention to detail is performed while cutting each facet.

 

All our gems are cut with competitive technique and each facet is louped to ensure a quality cut with precise meet points

There are many considerations in selecting the perfect rough stone.

Color choice

Cut / Shape

Finished stone size

Durability

Purpose of wear

and of course Cost

 

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ROUGH SELECTION

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CUTTING

WANT TO LEARN MORE?

CAITLIN NINEDORF

608.843.4953

caitlin@facetswithflash.com

GARY NINEDORF

608.843.4951

gary@facetswithflash.com

GALLERY
Custom cuts, rare materials and gemstone repairs. Whether you're looking to create a piece of jewelry from conception or you need a touch up on an existing gemstone, Facets with Flash can help.

 

GALLERY
Custom cuts, rare materials and gemstone repairs. Let us work with you to create a one of a kind piece of jewelry. Our expertise spans to a variety or areas, whether you're starting from your own conception or you want custom ideas to pick from, we would love to partner with you.
OUR ACHIEVEMENTS
Staying relevant in the industry
We take an active approach to stay on top of industry trends through our involvement in GIA with the mission of ensuring the publics trust in gems and jewelry. Another way we stay relevant is through continual advancement of technique. We accomplish this by continuing education courses and competing in faceting competitions.

UNITED STATES FACETERS GUILD

Award Winning & Master Faceter

 

The USFG is an organization for the top faceters in the U.S. There is faceting competition that is held annually in which faceters are given a design and set of instructions on how the stone must be cut. The stones are graded by a panel of judges and posted to the site.

 

Learn more about the competition below.

 

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GEMOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF AMERICA

Wisconsin Chapter President

 

Proud to be the GIA President of the Wisconsin Chapter and to have started the chapter. GIA is the world’s foremost authority on diamonds, colored stones, and pearls.

 

Learn more about the chapter below.

 

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