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Boris Kolodny


boris-bio-image-300wBoris Kolodny is a Gemologist and Fellow of the Canadian Gemological Association. Boris has been involved in jewelry design and manufacture for over 40 years, and has intimate knowledge of gems and gem materials acquired over many years of hands-on experience. Boris apprenticed with such prestigious jewelry designers as Nicky Senater and Bill Hedwig.

As an accomplished gem cutter and designer, to date Boris has published 8 unique gem cut designs. His gem cut, CLOSE TO PERFECTION, was chosen as one of 12 best in the world in 1993.

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August 2018
Cdn $225.00 +Kit fee: $15 payable to the instructor the day of the class.

Lapidary: Cutting Cabochons 1

August 18 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Boris Kolodny

Course outline: You love gems and stones and have lots of ideas on how to use them - now learn how to cut them yourself with the expertise of artist and instructor Boris Kolodny! This one-day introductory class will teach you how to cut a shape from a 'rough' slab and then grind it to a beautiful flat back cabochon that you can use in your own designs. You'll learn how orientate the cabochon for best color, pattern, or orientation,…

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