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RegisG
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« on: June 26, 2013, 09:57:40 am »

I always have some photo problems with gem stones and jewelry and take a lot of extra shots (thanks to digital). Then again, a photo comes out with some amazing results like this sunstone that I faceted yesterday...
The stone is clear with a few shillers and the cross is highlighted by frosting the adjacent facets.
But, look how sunshine took over.
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« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2013, 11:24:26 am »

That's an interesting cut. I know what you mean about photos (I haven't even been able to get the sun to cooperate the last week).
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« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2013, 12:53:52 pm »

Is it a yellow color, that is my monitors color of it?  Kool cut.  I love the clear stuff with lots of coppery shiller.  I have one crappy kracked piece and ebay bids always go to high for me. 

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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2013, 01:00:54 pm »

There is just a hint of yellow in it.  The light just caught this one right to give the dramatic effect.
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« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2013, 03:11:06 pm »

Nice looking stone and I like the color.
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« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2013, 03:25:53 pm »

Really pretty! I love the cross in the back; very subtle. When the light is not refracting so much does the stone look clearer?

It almost looks chatoyant. Very nice stone and cut.

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« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2013, 04:02:18 pm »

Really pretty! I love the cross in the back; very subtle. When the light is not refracting so much does the stone look clearer?

It almost looks chatoyant. Very nice stone and cut.

Debbie K

Yes, it looks very clean.  The 1st ones I did, I frosted the cross and that looks better in most colors.  I thought with clear (or almost clear) I would use frost beside the cross so the color of clothing show through in the cross.  We'll see how it works.

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« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2013, 07:07:41 pm »

I'm thinking it would be very hard to see all the characteristics of your Sunstone in one photo.  Bet it's a big difference when your twirling it in your hand with the light bouncing around.
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« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2013, 03:53:45 pm »

Nice! How's the cutting on the new machine? I've been to lazy as of late, got 2 stones dopped but haven't been cutting. To few rainy days, I guess. hide
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RegisG
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« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2013, 04:53:10 pm »

Willie,
New Facetron is great.   I've gotten real comfortable with it.  But, I'm not fast.  Have cut 8 stones on it (3 glass practice). 

Trying to understand cutting orders. 

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helens
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« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2013, 01:24:44 am »

Regis, that's beautiful! Looks almost like a yellow diamond there:)!!
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« Reply #11 on: July 05, 2013, 07:32:47 am »

Regis, cutting orders? How come? Just cut what ever way you find easiest. yes
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