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The master of artistic stone cutting Alexey Komarov was born and lives in Nizhny Novgorod, Russian Federation. He graduated from the R.E. Aleksev Polytechnic University where he was involved in-depth studies of physics, as well as crystallographic forms and properties of minerals. In the past, Alexey worked as an engineer at the Avtozavod GAZ enterprise.
His current gem cutting work is based on studies of reflections and refraction of individual gems maximizing the brilliancy and overall eye appeal of each gemstone individually.
He began to engage in cutting as a professional activity in 2017. Like many, he studied independently from books and materials, including those available on the Internet. He use the usual homemade pin quadrant in his work.
The geography of customers is not limited to Russia. A lot of orders come from Europe and other foreign countries.
What is the most exciting aspect of Oregon Sunstone faceting process? Working with this unique stone is always a special journey showing uniqueness of this gemstone. Each time there is an element of hidden surprise because it is virtually impossible to estimate the appearance of the finished gemstone because Oregon Sunstone is full of variables affecting the final results. Each individual piece behaves in its own way. Questions like "What will be the final color or color combination”, "How will the copper schiller affect the final appearance”, or "What cutting pattern will best exhibit the light reflections, color separation and brilliancy” can only be fully answered only after the gemstone is finished. The gem cutter is kept in state of suspense until the very end of the creative process. The same can not be stated about any other gemstone on face of this Earth. I truly enjoy working with this rare unique gemstone.