LAPIDARY ARTS and FACETERS DIGEST
Issue No. 111 - Friday April 18, 2003
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Index to Today's Digest
01 RE: Sleepy Stone
02 RE: Cutting clean pink quartz
03 NEW: Faceters Symposium 2003
04 RE: Sleepy Stone
05 FS: Graves Mark 1
Subject: Re "sleepy stone"
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2003 19:45:46 EDT
Grant A "sleepy Stone" as in rose quartz is one that you can almost but not
quite see through. Cut it at standard quartz angles and I use 16 pavillion
mains to really wake it up . Its a beautiful stone and very much in demand
for good quality. In fact I cut one awhile back for a young lady that wanted
it in place of a diamond for an engagement ring. Dennis on the North Coast
Subject: Cutting pink quartz. What type of cut
Date: Fri, 18 Apr 2003 12:18:42 +1200
From: "Brian Clifford" <email@example.com>
I note your comments in relation to my request. The pink quartz is clean
(or eye clean) and about 150 carats, roughly oval. What type of cut
would you reccommend to enhance this stone
Subject: Faceters Symposium 2003
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2003 18:36:50 -0700 (PDT)
To: LAPIDARY ARTS & FACETERS DIGEST <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Glenn Klein <email@example.com>
Hi Everyone: There has been a change made in the line-up of speakers for the
Faceters Symposium 2003. Unfortunately, Carl Unruh, who has been fighting
his case of cancer for three years now, has notified me that he is not going
to be able to make it to the Symposium. His health comes before the trip to
Ventura, and I understand that. I was looking forward to once again talking
face to face with Carl. After all, he and I are both from the heart of that
Mysterious Kansas Triangle (Wichita to Abilene to Hutchinson). However, I
have found another person to fill Carl's place on our list of speakers. Bob
Long has agreed to give a presentation at the Symposium. The title of his
presentation is "Facet Design Before GemCad." This co-author of many facet
design books, that are circulated world wide, will have lots of good faceting
information for us at the Faceters Symposium 2003 in Ventura, CA in June. The
Symposium is only a matter of seven weeks away now. Time will pass fast. If
you would like the packet of information about the Symposium and the
competitions for Novice, Advanced, and Masters levels, send me your snail
post office address now, so that I can get it in the mail to you. Especially
if you are interested in entering the competition. You had better get
started soon on your stone....if you want to win that trophy. Do not be left
out. Get off of your behind, and start planning to attend this most
spectacular faceters symposium ever brought about. Glenn Klein,
ChairmanFaceters Symposium 2003 firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Re: Issue No. 110 Sleepy Stone
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2003 19:44:27 -0700
To: email@example.com (LapidaryArtsDigest)
From: Don Rogers <Don@Campbell-gemstones.com>
At 05:51 PM 4/17/03 -0500, you wrote:
>What is a "sleepy stone?" i like the sound of that.
Sleepy is a term applied to Ceylon Sapphires. It means there is a bit of
silk in stone and you don't get the really sharp flashes from it, but a
kind of diffused flash. It's kind of like the stone is hiding behind a
veil. The Rose Quartz will almost always form a four ray star, even the
very clean ones. The reason is the fine fibrous inclusions. When cut into
a properly domed stone, it will show a star. When faceted it will slightly
diffuse the light and cause the stone to be "sleepy".
Subject: Machine for sale
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2003 20:30:49 -0500
To: "LapidaryArtsDigest" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: "MR" <email@example.com>
Well, I was somewhat surprised but the sale fell through for my Graves
All you need are laps, dops and rough to start cutting. This machine
has not been abused. Everything that is supposed to be tight is tight.
The price is $300.00 plus shipping. I think this will probably cost
$50-$75 to send.
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