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« on: June 11, 2012, 06:52:55 pm »

There was a request for a thread solely for faceting.

So ask your questions, share your faceting knowledge with others and of course post pictures!  This thread is for all of those.  yes

Want to know how to make a tiffany cut?  This is your thread.  Want to find good faceting rough?  Here's your thread.   yes
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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2012, 07:16:47 pm »

 Does this mean I have to break out the facetron? Also R.I.P. fac-ette if you haven't heard.
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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2012, 07:43:29 pm »

LOLOL come on pull it out from under the bed and show us please:)
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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2012, 07:51:27 pm »

BatWOMan you got let out of the basement.  So you must have been on good behavior?  Good for you.  You were missed.
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« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2012, 08:02:59 pm »

Hugs Helene I am never good I am merely waiting for next lesson in life for full enlightenment:)

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« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2012, 09:21:04 pm »

Hugs Helene I am never good I am merely waiting for next lesson in life for full enlightenment:)

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« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2012, 09:31:43 pm »

practices being..... buzzzzzz
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« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2012, 02:50:18 am »

Ever heard of colour shifting garnet?

Natural daylight:


Incandescent:


And here is a cut one:


Opal, in a free form shape:



I have plenty more pics, just need to get 'em sorted out and edited.
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« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2012, 06:10:00 am »

Okay, I don't do faceting & probably never will, just too much involved with it, like patience, for instance!  But I do have the utmost respect for those who do & will love to see some of the stones ya'll have faceted & how you do it!  Sooooooooo bring it on!  I do like that garnet & it's amazing to see a faceted opal!  Been watching JTV & they always show off those custom faceted stones - amazing cuts!  Do any of you all ever buy from JTV?
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« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2012, 06:12:20 am »

Williw:) How beautiful they are:) Certainly a pleasure to look at:)
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« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2012, 07:21:27 am »

I'm with Donnie on this - don't do it, no plans but love to see it! yes
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« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2012, 09:41:15 am »

Okay, I don't do faceting & probably never will, just too much involved with it, like patience, for instance!  But I do have the utmost respect for those who do & will love to see some of the stones ya'll have faceted & how you do it!  Sooooooooo bring it on!  I do like that garnet & it's amazing to see a faceted opal!  Been watching JTV & they always show off those custom faceted stones - amazing cuts!  Do any of you all ever buy from JTV?

Never, I only buy from a selected few sources whom I trust.
Mainly because I want to be pretty sure I get what I purchased, JTV and similar do in some circles not have a good reputation.

It is better to buy from a small business who know what their doing - they have a reputation to live up to.

Thanks all!
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« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2012, 10:58:42 am »

Nice thread, i really want to improve my skill on faceting gems....looking for the right tutorial and need to build my own faceting equipment, i'm interested to facet an opaque material.... yes
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« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2012, 03:13:27 pm »

Since you mentioned it.. I've done a "process of faceting" picture series, just found it.
It was a test to see how a certain design performed. It later got a "retouch".

attached the rough to the dopstick:


Roughing in the first tier of facets:


Ready to get into doing the girdle, aka 90 degrees slope. It will set the general shape of the stone.


Girdle roughed in:


Now going to a finer lap, to remove the biggest scratches etc.


I then go to 3K diamond and 100K to polish:


Time to re-dop the stone!


After re-dopping the first dopstick is removed:


We may need to fine tune it now, since the re-dopping process can shift the position a tiny wee bit. Using a waterproof marker pen and a known indexed girdle facet:



We're good to go when the polishing lap removes the colour off the whole girdle facet, like this:


Then we repeat the whole process again on the top "crown" area of the stone...
Now I forgot to take some pics, here it is almost ready for a bath in acetone:



Finished test cut, needless to say the design was re-worked:
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« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2012, 03:37:24 pm »

Wow it is most beautiful:) What cut is that? I think I kept my diagram book but I dont remember all the cut names. Would you mind doing a little polishing around my eyes and mouth:)
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