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LAPIDARY ARTS and FACETERS DIGEST
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Issue No. 204 - Wednesday, September 10, 2003
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Index to Today's Digest

01  RE: Cherry Mash (Still Sold)
02  RE: Tucson September Gem Show (CABS)
03  NEW: Lortone Gemstone Dopping System

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Message:01

Subject: Re: Issue No. 203 - Tuesday, September 09, 2003
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2003 18:14:57 -0500
To: "LapidaryArtsDigest" <lapidary@caprock-spur.com>
From: "Carol Carter-Wientjes" <lavenderfish@cox.net>

 http://www.cherrymash.com/

Carl
1 Lucky Texan

Carl, You just MADE my day. :-)

Carol, a happy next door neighbor Louisiana-ian

p.s. Have you guys checked out the Sept. issue of Lapidary Journal? There's
a great story in it about a stone inlaid table that Hans Durstling redid for
some lucky person. It rocks!
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Message:02

Subject: Re: Issue No. 203 - Tuesday, September 09, 2003
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2003 04:12:19 EDT
To: lapidary@caprock-spur.com
From: GrahamZircon@aol.com

Hi all.
Just to follow up on the comments made by Gerry regarding Cabs
I attended a Jewellery event at Earls Court in london last week
helping my friend who is a gemstone dealer. we also did
very well with cabs, Large aqua cabs, Andean opal and
tourmaline cabs along with ruby and sapphire sold very
well. Much of the Jewellery on display had ethnic overtones
gemstone beads appeared to be very popular
drilled tourmaline sections doing very well on other stands
at the show some of these beads were selling at $10 a gram
Someone must be making big bucks converting low end rough
into cabs with little work. Point to note Orange and Yellow are
not selling in the UK and the bright pink sapphire is not as
popular as the very slightly purplish pink

Cheers..........Grahm Field. 

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Message:03

Subject: NEW: Lortone Gemstone Dopping System
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2003 09:13:08 -0500
To: <lapidary@caprock-spur.com>
From: "The Wendland's" <wendland@hbci.com>

Greetings,
I'm new to the list, so forgive me if this has been asked in the past. 
I recently bought a Lortone Gemstone Dopping System unit, GDS-1, new,
but with no other information.  I think I have it mostly figured out,
but was wondering if anyone has had any experience using it to dop
stones or has any instruction sheets or other information to go with it.
 It seems pretty straightforward, and it appears to use a tealight
candle or small sterno can for heat.  Any help is much appreciated. 
Thanks,
Nathan

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TODAY'S FUNNY ~

Subject: Funny
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2003 00:22:37 +1000
To: LapidaryArtsDigest <faceters@caprock-spur.com>
From: Reg Hodges <rghodges@bigpond.com>


A woman walks into a pharmacy and orders a pint of arsenic from the
pharmacist.  "What ever do you need a pint of arsenic for?" he asked.

The woman said "I want to kill my husband for having relations with another
woman".

"I can't give you arsenic just because you want to kill your husband for
having relations with another woman" replied the pharmacist.

Just then the woman produces a photograph of her husband having relations with the
pharmacist's wife.

"Oh, sorry" he said, "I didn't realise you had a prescription!"

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TIDBITS AND REFLECTIONS~

 The boss of a big company needed to call one of his employees about
an urgent problem with one of the main computers.  He dialed the
employee's home phone number and was greeted with a child whispering,
"Hello?"

     Feeling put out at the inconvenience of having to talk to a
youngster, the boss asked, "Is your Daddy home?"  "Yes", whispered the
small voice.

     "May I talk with him?", the man asked.  To the surprise of the
boss, the small voice whispered, "No."

     Wanting to talk with an adult, the boss asked, "Is your Mommy
there?" "Yes", came the answer.  "May I talk with her?"   Again the small
voice whispered, "No."

     Knowing that it was not likely that a young child would be left
home alone, the boss decided he would just leave a message with the
person who should be there watching over the child.

     "Is there anyone there besides you?", the boss asked the child.
"Yes", whispered the child,  "A policeman."

     Wondering what an officer would be doing at his employee's home,
the boss asked, "May I speak with the policeman?"  "No, he's busy",
whispered the child.  "Busy doing what?", asked the boss.   "Talking to
Daddy and Mommy and the fireman", came the whispered answer.

     Growing concerned and even worried as he heard a loud noise through
the earpiece on the phone, the boss asked, "What is that noise?"

     "A hello-copper", answered the whispering voice.   "What is going on
there?", asked the boss, now alarmed.

     In an awed voice the child answered,  "The search team just landed
the hello-copper!"

     Alarmed, concerned and more than just a little frustrated the boss
asked, "Why are they there?"

     Still whispering, the young voice replied along with a muffled
giggle, "They're looking for me!"

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