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« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2013, 07:48:57 pm »


Believe it or not I was just messing around. I didn't know whether or not it would work; just did the best I could and the machine did the rest. I have a few scratches that I didn't sand sufficiently before going up to the next grit; I was afraid of going too far because I didn't really know what I was doing. The machine really does most of the work but it didn't turn out great due to operator error.

Mark, I don't really know much about the history of faceting. I just know that it's only been relatively recently that people have understood that the refractive index of the stone should dictate the angle that the stone is cut to get the greatest return of light. Most commercial faceters cut the stone to have the maximum weight, not the maximum light return. It's mostly individual faceters, like EU Citizen and Regis, who try to make beautiful stones, not just heavy stones.

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