Faceted stones by RoughCreations are cut by Hobart facetor Laurie Veska using a Facetron machine.

Laurie’s gems are available to be purchased. Contact Laurie by email: lveska_at_rough_creations_dot_com or DM through Instagram.

RoughCreations is a specialist in creatively cutting large Tasmanian smoky quartz and citrine stones, often sourced from the Gladstone area of north-eastern Tasmania. Laurie also likes working with Australian topaz, and cuts other gemstones too, if he comes across some nice rough material that inspires.

RoughCreations is a big fan of Tasmanian gem designer Andrew Brown and often uses Andrew’s facet designs sourced from his five books when cutting stones.

Laurie has a background in geology and gemmology and manufactures a small number of bespoke gold and silver jewellery items using skills gained over many years of working with precious metals.

RoughCreations is site administrator on Aussie Lapidary Forum. The forum is a great resource for those interested in Australian lapidary, fossicking and faceting, originally setup by Aussie Sapphire Lapidary Supply, it is now owned and operated by a Tasmanian enthusiast. Please visit the site and register an account!

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