On a visit last week at my local little rock shop, I was given an offer that I could not refuse. They would give me a slab of Larimar and I could keep the rest after I cut them 3 oval cabochons. I cut five cabochons, two of which fell into multiple pieces. I salvaged one of the pieces and made a small half oval cab. The remainder was so fractured, I made it into a freeform cabochon:
Before I made the cabochons (today), I had finished my commissioned ring for a geologist who works for an oil company that has many wells in Indonesia. This man got some rough diamonds from a mine there. I made him a bracelet featuring 7 of his diamonds. This is a ring with another of the rough diamonds in a bezel setting on top of a map of the area where the diamonds are found. The diamond actually is on top of the mine location. The colored map is visible through clear resin that holds the bezel in place.