February 2021 Edition
Welcome to the SomeTimes Newsletter!

We hope you are all keeping safe and well!

ULTRA TEC continues to operate during the pandemic. We are shipping ALL products! We are designated an Essential Business and, as such, we continue to have manufacturing personnel at the Factory -- using the necessary social-distancing and safety protocols.

Unfortunately it is not possible to have visitors at the factory at this time.

Please visit our website and on-line store.

Thanks again to all our customers - both far & near!

New Designs from Dalan Hargrave
Dalan Hargrave - Amethyst-American Brilliant Series-70.93 CTs- 42.5 x 27mm.

This Amethyst beauty was cut by award-winning Dalan Hargraves. When cutter Ernie Hawes saw it, he gave us our headline – Ernie said “It’s another masterpiece from the master of gem carving!” – and that’s what it is all right. Other people said “wow” and “amazing.”

There’s something instructive about this particular Amethyst -- its size and shape. It is cut from rough that was poorly shaped for classic flat faceting – too shallow (of the sort you may have “laying around”). This Amethyst illustrates a particular virtue of fantasy cutting – that it often allows you to “save” oddly shaped gem rough – turning it from no-value into valuable and attractive finished stones.

Check out Dalan’s website and see the Fantasy beauties he offers – if you are interested in fantasy cutting you might want to think about lessons from Dalan.


in Rock & Gem Magazine
Available Now!
The "Tools of The Trade"

The February 2021 issue of Rock & Gem Magazine featured a section on ULTRA TEC users and their experiences with our equipment.

Thanks to Ryan Anderson, Yoyo Xue, Arya Akhavan, Derek Katzenbach, Tom Mitchell, and Joyce Wang for sharing your stories and words of wisdom!

Joyce Wang's profile arrived a little too late to go in the print or web magazine version -- but it is included below

Pick up your own copy of the magazine at booksellers and newsstands, or purchase a hard copy or a download at this link
ULTRA TECs around the World
Faceting Aquamarines in the UK
Mark Nuell was kind enough to let us feature his video on faceting aquamarines. Mark is certainly ‘multifaceted’ - being also a highly skilled goldsmith - as shown in the video at his workshop in London.

More details of Mark's work at www.marknuell.com

Introducing a new Rep!
David Smith in Tucson, AZ
ERRATUM - Last issue we printed David Smith's contact number wrong. Fortunately it has not cramped his style or dampened his sales! Here is the correct information...

When you’re in Tucson, AZ, visit Faceter’s Paradise at 355 E Ft. Lowell Rd.

T: 1-520 907 5527

VL Classic Faceting Machine
The Newest Member of the Faceting Team!
ULTRA TEC is proud to offer the VL Classic Faceting Machine.

VL incorporates both brand new and classic features and is sturdy and responsive. VL is designed for both new and experienced cutters -who may well appreciate VL’s quality build and ease-of-use.

A special introductory offer means that full VL machine packages start from only US $3,495.

Rapidly becoming a ‘new classic’, VL is available with the Analog Angle Dial and Dial Indicator Readout (Standard), or upgraded with the Digital Angle Display (DAD), which replaces the Analog Angle Dial & Dial Indicator.
Review of the VL Classic

Mark Oros of Hashnu Stones & Gems was kind enough to take time and review his new VL Classic Faceting Machine. Please click for the document.

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Thank you again for your interest in our lapidary products. Until the next SomeTimes Newsletter!