The cabochon work on this natural turquoise gemstone was done by Native American gem cutters. Steve and I cut all the stones listed we never farm out the cutting work. You can be sure every stone listed is cut by us only. We use no fillers, dyes, or color additives so this natural turquoise gemstone can be re-shaped if needed. (Note: if this stone is altered, the refund policy will be voided.) Steven and I are a Father and Son cutting team the wife helps with photos and mailing so we keep it all in the family. We are American Indian cutters and have been cutting for several years (proof of our Native American heritage is available upon request). We are registered members of the federally recognized Native American tribe Wichita Indians out of Oklahoma. The photos in this listing are taken in natural sunlight, yes this is the worse conditions for photographing turquoise, we do this so when you get the stone you will be delighted how it looks in your hand. Note: In the event of any typos in this listing, the item in the photos is the one or ones you will receive if you purchase this item. PLEASE NOTE: Some countries don't allow gemstones to be shipped to their citizens. Please check with Customs before making your purchases. If you live in one of the countries that don't allow gemstones to be imported and you buy from us, we will issue a refund and not ship the item. We offer a “NO HASSLE” seven-day refund with return shipping paid by the buyer. Our return policy starts when you receive the stone or it hits your PO Box, Buyer Pays return Shipping.