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 Post subject: Jeff Graham RIP
PostPosted: Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:45 pm 
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It was announced tonight on the USFG listserve that Jeff Graham died in his sleep on Saturday night. No other details are available at this time.

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:cry: Oh, that's a shame.


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I was saddened by the news when Deb posted it on ALF this morning.

A great loss, not only to his family but everyone in the gem world, faceters and cabbers.

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Very sad news. RIP Jeff.


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The lapidary world suddenly got a lot smaller. Few shared as much knowledge.

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Jason wrote:
It was announced tonight on the USFG listserve that Jeff Graham died in his sleep on Saturday night. No other details are available at this time.

Wow. Hard to believe - no more Jeff Graham designs. He wasn't very old, was he? If you learn more, please post here for those of us who can't read the USFG list.


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:cry: I still am having trouble believing this, I received an email from him on Saturday :cry: His sister emailed me this morning letting me know :cry:

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VERY SAD News indeed, this industry seems loosing too many precious contributors recently :cry:, Jeff was for sure one of the brightest.
My sincere condolences to his family and friends.
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He did some really great things, especially for beginners, for that he will always be remembered. I learned a lot from his books and his designs.

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His work and website was a great resource to so many and his designs invaluable.
His straight-shooting opinion just as important.
RIP Jeff


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His name and work will live on in every one of his fabulous designs that will be used by cutters around the world until the end of days.

My condolences to his family and friends...


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I just saw the notes roll in at the US Faceting Guild List. Jeff Graham died in his sleep on Saturday. Roy Kersey's post has this detail.

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Dear Jeff Ford,

I learned from a faceting friend that Jeff Graham had passed away
Saturday night, unexpectedly, in his sleep. I didn't know Jeff Graham
personally, but his recent faceting manual, "Faceting the Right Way" was
well known as a great introduction to the art of faceting. In addition,
Mr. Graham had published fourteen volumes of original faceting designs
as well as his initial volume of designs. The total collection is about
638 designs, all interesting, challenging and useful for commercial
cutters and other designers .

We will not see his like again. Jeff had definite opinions about
faceting, rough and faceting machines and not everyone agreed with
these. He was a true original. I hope that his publications will
continue to be available and that folks will contine to be aware of his
contributon to modern faceting. My condolences and those of folks on
this list continue to go out to Jeff's family and friends.

Prayerfully,
Roy Kersey
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Jeff's page answered many newbie questions and I bought materials from him at least 4 times a year. He will be missed.


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my prayers are with his family and friends.

even though i don't have a clue how to begin faceting or cabbing gemstones, the information jeff has on his website-from pricing rough, grading gemstones, to taking gemology courses (and my all-time favorite was when he questioned the origin of andesine when a single piece of andesine rough could not be found-long before any treatment scandal of andesine was brought up by the gem industry) has helped me have a better understanding of the gemstone industry and much admiration for the lapidarist. being a collector, i have noticed his faceting designs are used by gem cutters all over-impressive, indeed!!

thanks, jason for sharing this sad news with us.

i had e-mailed jeff to receive his newsletter from his facetors and cabbers website about a month ago, and never received a reply.


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Ah, this is sad news. I've met lots of people with widely varied opinions about Jeff, but his contributions to the world of faceting is recognized by everyone. I too started cutting with his beginner book at my side. He will be missed indeed.

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That's really sad...


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