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LAPIDARY ARTS and FACETERS DIGEST
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Issue No.76 - Friday February 28, 2003
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Moderated by: Thurmond Moore III
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Hale Sweeny and Jerry Dewbre
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From the Moderator:  The archives have been
fixed and are once again operational. January
Issues 54 and 55 contain the Diamond source
discussion. Archives can be found at the
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Have a great weekend. See everyone Monday.
Keep those post coming in.

Thurmond
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Index to Today's Digest

01  RE: seatite
02  RE: Great wholesale diamond source
03  NEW: Looking for a faceting design

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Message:01

Subject: seatite
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 12:28:16 -0800
To: "LapidaryArtsDigest" <lapidary@caprock-spur.com>
From: "Orville & Rose Alene" <obmcarthur@clearwater.net>

For the gentleman who was looking for a source of seatite, I remember
getting some at a NFMS show in Billings, Montana, that I am pretty sure
was from Montana, and supposed to be extra good for carving because it
had no asbestos in it.  I think if you would e mail someone listed on
the NFMS page that is from Montana you could probably find the source.
Rose Alene McArthur

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Message:02

Subject: Great wholesale diamond source
Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2003 15:11:55 -0600
To: "LapidaryArtsDigest" <lapidary@caprock-spur.com>
From: "William Smith" <westernpd@ev1.net>

The website has something to be desired but do not judge the book by the
cover. I have had great success with Teed's Diamonds  at
http://bigwebpages.com/members/DiamondZone/index.html

The website was something he did in his spare-time. Drop him a line and
see what he says. I am sure there are diamond dealers that can beat his
prices, service and knowable but I have yet to find one that beats him
in all three at anytime. Hope it helps, William

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Message:03

Subject: Looking for a faceting design
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2003 16:01:53 +0000
To: post@maiko.demon.co.uk
From: post@maiko.demon.co.uk

Does anyone know whether there is a good elongated trilliant-cut design in
DataVue?  I'm looking for a good "arrowhead" shape, sort of like the following:

http://www.professionaljeweler.com/pjicons/archives/jan02/0102gn07.jpg

?8-)
-Michael.

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Subject: Subject add
Date: Thu, 6 Feb 2003 15:47:26 -0500
To: <faceters@caprock-spur.com>
From: "RICHARD P ROSENTHAL" <kenaii@earthlink.net>

Date Febuary 6th /03      
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