Tag: citrine

Rock stars: gem carver Lew Wackler

A master machinist, Lew Wackler is famous for reviving long-forgotten lapidary techniques using 19th-century machinery that he restores himself. For many years, Wackler made his living producing art objects that looked like they came from the houses of Faberge or…

November birthstone: Topaz

Forget the mislabeled citrine and the cheap, irradiated blues. Here’s a new look at an old gem that’s making a comeback, in all its glorious and often-overlooked variations.