BROOKSVILLE Stars, fans, rainbows, waterfalls. With a good eye and a little imagination, there's a lot the beholder can see in one of Wesley Crail's gem stones.
Crail, 87, of Spring Hill, is among the few keeping alive the dying art of custom gem cutting.
The retired steel worker and gunsmith calls himself a lapidarist — an expert on precious stones and the art of cutting and polishing them.
The Leechburg, Pa., native began cutting gems in 1988.
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