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Eu_citzen
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« on: January 08, 2013, 03:09:00 am »

Instead of posting all over this section of the forum, I thought a collection of all pics of faceted gems would be a neat idea. At least for the value of the collected eye candy.

Here's my latest:
Test cut of a new design in very dark garnet.
Not what I hoped for, these garnets are always good for a surprise, but I got light through the stone!

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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2013, 05:08:19 am »

Looks pretty awesome to me! I love the facet styles you come up with, that's really impressive for a garnet in my humble opinion! yes
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I just love the surprises!


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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2013, 05:45:54 am »

Very, very nice!!!! yes
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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2013, 09:18:59 am »

That is a cool garnet.  I have never seen one cut that way.
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Eu_citzen
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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2013, 07:26:22 am »

Thanks Guys/gals.
The idea was to keep as much as possible with 90 degree corners on the design.
A kind of checker board in a simple-to-cut package. Did quite well. yes
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« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2013, 01:39:20 am »

Whoa... that's a fantastic facet!!
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« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2013, 06:03:12 am »

Thank you Helen. :)
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« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2013, 05:08:56 am »

I'm adding a few more shots, old and new.

A standard round brilliant in quartz. Self collected rough. :)


A garnet in my "Simple Cusion" design:


My prehnite cut in a modified version of my "Prehnite Portal":


A self collected piece of Rose quartz cut in my "Black Hole" design.


A nice Welo cut in a random shape. (used no diagram) The culet chipped. :(
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« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2013, 07:10:59 am »

Very nice cuts Will! yes  I still have a few sapphires that need some special attention.
How much per carat would it cost to have them cut? I remember what you quoted me on that huge fire opal. Would it be the same?
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« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2013, 04:28:45 am »

Todd, shoot me an email (I'll PM you). I don't remember what I quoted.
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« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2013, 07:03:01 am »

Nice one Willie! And I see my prehnite down there as well (damn I love that one!) yes
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« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2013, 01:37:07 pm »

Hahaha, Frank your not the only one! Had a jeweller inquire about that one. LOL
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« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2013, 01:48:02 pm »


Free form Montana Topaz. Nice, easy and fun material to work with. No diagram.


Just a fun experiment,
Some parts are part on my design; "Brilliant Rectangle (ver. 4)" with some features carved into it.
A concave table, among other. Very interesting thing, difficult to capture in a pic.

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« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2013, 02:54:12 pm »

Excuse the dirty stone, had to rush out to catch any light. dunno

A bit proud, though. My first sphalerite in a free-form barion design.

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« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2013, 03:17:13 pm »

 yes  That is a beautiful stone & cut.   I'm not familiar with the stone so I looked it up.   Only cut reference I found was cut in "Bright Angle" design.  When you cut a stone that soft, do you use it for display only or some functional purpose? With all the designs that you've made and the amount available to you what made you go freeform?  And is it really freeform or a design that you just thought-out without documenting?

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