Trisparkle 12 Design Marks New Approach
Rock&Gem Magazine|February 2021
I want to thank Jim Perkins for his many years of providing outstanding faceting designs for the Rock & Gem readership.
MARK OROS

Jim’s gemstone design philosophy has always been, “10% inspiration and 90% perspiration,” with the results being a final faceted gemstone that outperforms most of the designs I have cut during my faceting tenure. In my opinion, Jim is a giant in the arena of classical gemstone design and faceting. I will be taking over his gemstone design column while Jim pursues new facets of interest in the lapidary world. These will be big shoes to fill, but I am fortunate to be able to stand on Jim’s broad shoulders.

While Jim always provided his interpretations of classic gemstone designs, I will be featuring a new generation of global gemstone artists and their contemporary designs. The designs will vary in complexity and gemstone material. While the majority of designs will feature the 96 index, there will be times I venture into the symmetries of alternative indexes of 72 and 120. If you have a question about a featured gemstone design, you can always reach me via my website’s contact form at hashnustones.com.

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