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

Laurie’s gems can be purchased from Richard at the Zeehan Rock Shop, Zeehan, Tasmania 7469, Australia. Contact Laurie by email: lveska_at_rough_creations_dot_com

Rough Creations is a specialist in creatively cutting large Tasmanian smoky quartz and citrine stones, often sourced from the Gladstone area of north-eastern Tasmania.

Rough Creations is a big fan of Tasmanian gem designer Andrew Brown and often uses Andrew’s facet designs sourced from his three books when cutting quartz 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 experimentation.

Rough Creations 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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