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Eu_citzen
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« on: November 25, 2012, 12:03:54 pm »

Self collected rose quartz, from Sweden. First one clean enough to get some light trough.
Does not have that yellowish tone in natural lightning..  :)

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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2012, 04:48:38 pm »

Is this your own style of cut? Never seen this before with the square window. Unique! yes
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« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2012, 05:23:41 am »

Hey Todd!

Yes it is. I've been test cutting my own designs lately. :)
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« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2012, 08:29:00 am »

Very impressive faceting but still favor that nephrite for how it plays with light (that thing was outrageously good). The faceting here looks rather complex - not translucent enough to carry the light through? Shame - would love to see that cut on a piece of optical quartz.
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« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2012, 08:33:32 am »

very interesting cut!!
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« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2012, 09:44:15 am »

Very impressive faceting but still favor that nephrite for how it plays with light (that thing was outrageously good).

Do you mean Prehnite?  Faceted nephrite would be something.
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« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2012, 11:15:31 am »

Hey Frank,

Actually it is better in hand. But still quite the sleepy gem, this rose quartz.
It does let light trough, all the "light" spots on the stone are reflections.

That prehnite is a different game all together.
It was quite clean rough for the prehnites I've seen. :)

The cut is actually very simple!
I'm working on a design suit called "money cuts" - simple cuts suitable for professional cutters. Mostly just for myself, though, as a challenge to "keep it simple". yes

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« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2012, 12:09:46 pm »

Yes, I did mean prehnite, not jade - sorry! That's the kind of cut that makes me really appreciate faceting. You gave it a longer reflection on the bottom than the top - the effect yields tremendous depth - like looking down a corridor - just breathtaking.

This one (rose quartz) is beautiful - your faceting alone is quite a thing to look at irrespective of the effect it drives.

Looking forward to seeing more!

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« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2012, 03:17:37 pm »

Franks, Good eyes to notice that!
The prehnite's design was inspired by a corridor, actually! dunno
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