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Eu_citzen
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« on: February 06, 2013, 07:32:00 am »

I'll try to collect a couple of sites where faceting designs can be gotten for free.

The gemology Porject carries heaps of designs. Both tried but just a few untried.
However every author has their own way of setting up the pages..
http://www.gemologyproject.com/wiki/index.php?title=Faceting_Designs

Bob's rock shop carries a lot of old 'classic' designs.
http://www.rockhounds.com/rockshop/gem_designs/design_index.shtml

US faceters guild also has a nice selection of designs:
http://www.usfacetersguild.org/index_designs.shtml

The Bog website features a few designs by Tom.
Many show a very interesting style, not your typical cuts.
http://boghome.com/TomsPages/MyDesigns/index.html

Another site with an interesting style in gem designs is found below:
http://www.dansstarrgems.com/Designs-index.html

DJgems also offers what looks like more classical designs:
http://www.djgems.net/facetdiagrams.htm

Some designs by a fellow Swede, Torbjörn is found here:
http://tlorin.se/Facett/


As a side note, if you like to do "test cuts", this site shows some of my designs which are still not proof cut by myself:
http://customgemstonestudio.com/category/faceting-designs/

Now you guys/gals aren't going to run out of faceting designs in a while. saved2
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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2013, 12:20:32 pm »

That's really impressive, I wasn't expecting those to be so cool, thanks!
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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2013, 05:42:22 pm »

I have a faceting machine, it looks like I have no excuses! Some of these designs are beautiful.

Thanks!

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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2013, 02:55:13 am »

LOL Frank, some designers really have talent. yes

Debbie, same here. Should go cutting really!
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« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2013, 07:15:48 am »

Thank you for posting all those inspiring designs.  Just getting back to faceting and there is just so much useful info and help.  Much more than 20+ years ago when there was a few books and not much else.

RG
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« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2013, 07:36:51 pm »

I love faceted things! But no way am I willing to try yet another thing... cabbing is enough:)!! But I do appreciate good faceting, thanks for the links!
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« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2013, 10:01:38 pm »

Sticky!
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« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2013, 06:26:01 am »

I'm going to take the plunge today and buy GemCad & GemRay.  I'm not likely someone who will come up with a new design but, I got a chance to sit with an experienced user last evening.   I learned how to scan through designs and then adjust design to work with the particular rough in-hand.   For example, flatten or deepen and see how far I can go and still maintain light return for particular stone's attributes.   Usefull, certainly very interesting, and fun.

And now more learning begins

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« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2013, 01:47:21 pm »

Regis,

Gemcad is very useful for sure! I use it rather often.
Still learning cutting without a diagram, LOL!

Gemray is lacking a few odds and ends for me who is doing a lot of design work.
But overall pretty good.

Are you on FB? Got a group on this stuff, relating to designing.
Shoot me a PM.
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« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2015, 08:02:04 am »

I'm going to take the plunge today and buy GemCad & GemRay.  I'm not likely someone who will come up with a new design but, I got a chance to sit with an experienced user last evening.   I learned how to scan through designs and then adjust design to work with the particular rough in-hand.   For example, flatten or deepen and see how far I can go and still maintain light return for particular stone's attributes.   Usefull, certainly very interesting, and fun.

And now more learning begins

Regis

I have had GemCad for 2 years. I have designed 19 designs. I have found that it is not the number of facets that make the stone shine but the angle of the facets.
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« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2015, 02:40:00 pm »

Just wanted to add this link for some Fantasy-Cut designs.

http://ashtongems.com/fantasy-cut-designs.html
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