Thank you for choosing to visit us! After years
of watching others develop their websites, we decided to develop
one that expresses who we are and what we do. Because we're new
to website design, our site is still a work in progress, with
many of its features in place, but a few empty holes still to
be filled. We appreciate your bearing with us during this early
building phase, and look forward to a time in the near future
when this will be behind us.
Since one of the keys to any site's success is its
ease of navigability, here are a few quick notes on ours:
Home - This
is where you are now. To return here from any other page in the
site, just click on the golden Turet
Design logo in the top left corner.
- Located along the left side of each page are the links to our
gallery, which contains everything from traditional stones to one-of-a-kind
lapidary art and collectibles, and from one-of-a-kind pieces of
custom jewelry to more readily available products, equipment and
supplies. For your viewing pleasure, we've sorted everything into
six categories. Click on any thumbnail image to see what's in store
and, again, be sure to check back often - our inventory changes
- Also located along the left side, this button will take you to
a description of our terms of service and explanations of a great
many other details about this site and the business behind it.
- Is a beloved pair
of earrings missing an unusually-shaped stone? Has the table on
Granny's old Sapphire worn down to a matte-finish cabochon? Have
you stumbled onto a great parcel of "Whatchamacallit-ite"
that you're thinking about having cut? Or, did
your favorite goldsmith accidentally chip that prized Tourmaline
fantasy cut? No problem
! Here, you'll find the answers to all of these
questions, and more!
- For more than two decades, gem cutters and jewelers have turned
to Douglas Turet for his insights on overcoming numerous gem-related
challenges. We've saved several of their questions along with his
responses, and placed them here for your interest and education.
The Exodus Project
- After more than three decades on the drawing board, this page
celebrates the birth of our philanthropic cause - a way to honor
an old promise and help some of society's most creative yet challenged
kids to develop into more than they otherwise might. Although not
yet registered as a non-profit organization (we expect this to change,
in time), The Exodus Project serves
as our most deeply felt and, hopefully, longest lasting way of giving
back to our community. We trust you'll find it as inspirational
and empowering as we and our friends have, and hope you'll find
room for some of the products mentioned when creating your own "inspiring"