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LAPIDARY ARTS and FACETERS DIGEST
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Issue No. 275 - Friday, March 18, 2004
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Moderated by: Thurmond Moore III
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Index to Today's Digest

01  NEW: Color-change garnet update
02  NEW: Gem Era .com where are you
03  WTB: Agate Slabs
04  AD: IMRMC's 29th Annual Show April 8-10 in Wyoming, MI
05  NEW: Don't let your domain registrations laps (incorrect spelling and pun intended)


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Message:01

Subject: Color-change garnet update
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2004 12:39:59 -0500
To: "LapidaryArtsDigest" <lapidary@caprock-spur.com>
From: "Clyde Gilbert" <clyde@emeraldrose.com>

Hi All-

Thanks for the posts in response to my inquiry about the color-change
garnet from Mali. Here's an update on the first couple of stones I cut
from the batch:

The first finished at just over 4cts with heavy (but very interesting,
dendritic) inclusions. The shape was a free-form step-cut pentagram. The
color shift was from a peridot-like green to a most unusual yellow-
somewhere between Lite Beer and an almost-ripe lemon.

The second finished at 1.15ct with a ghosting veil in the middle of the
stone. The shape is a modified Tetrazag (Giacomini). The color is an
electric yellow with almost no color shift- just a hint of green under
incandescent light.

I'll have pictures on my site soon-

Cheers

Clyde Gilbert
Greenwood Studio

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Message:02

Subject: Re:Gem Era .com
Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2004 13:54:17 +1300
To: Lapidary Arts and Faceters Digest <lapidary@caprock-spur.com>
From: Brian Clifford <pesty@paradise.net.nz>

Dear Sirs I am trying to track down a company called Gem Era in Thailand
from which I have previously got some very good material. Does anyone have
their email, or web site address It used to be GemEra.com, but doesnt seem
to work any more. Cheers
Brian Clifford
IPM
New Zealand

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Message:03

Subject: Agate Slabs
Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2004 08:18:43 -0500
To: lapidary@caprock-spur.com
From: "Don Sommerfield" <dlsomm@hotmail.com>

I have a new friend who  wishes to buy a quantitiy of Brazilian  poished
slabs.Does anyone have a good source for this low cost item? Your help will
be appreciated.

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Message:04

Subject: AD: IMRMC's 29th Annual Show April 8-10 in Wyoming, MI
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 00:24:34 -0500
To: rockhounds@lists.drizzle.com, LapidaryList@yahoogroups.com, Lapidary Arts and
Faceters Digest <lapidary@caprock-spur.com>, rocksandfossils@yahoogroups.com
From: Kreigh Tomaszewski <Kreigh@Tomaszewski.net>

The Indian Mounds Rock & Mineral Club proudly presents its 29th Annual
Gem and Mineral Show on April 8, 9, and 10, 2004, at Rogers Plaza (Town
Center), Wyoming, MI; the mall is located on 28th Street, 1/4 mile west
of the US-131 28th Street exit (just south of Grand Rapids), and is open
from 9:30 am to 9:00 pm each day of the show.

The Club is providing exhibitions, demonstrations, specimens for sale,
and a children's table; handfull's of regional dealers will also be
present.

BTW, at our club meeting last night the show coordinator indicated there
were one or (maybe) three dealer spaces left -- if you are a dealer, and
have an interest in joining us for this show, please contact me
off-list, and I will put you in contact with the Club's show coordinator
(tables are paid).

And if you want to stop by to talk to me, I am helping at the Club
tables the evening of the first day of the show (but expect to be there
at random other times too).

I hope you can join us, it looks like it will be a another great show.

Kreigh

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Hi Kreigh, You might also want to list the show at the classifieds page.

http://www.gemcutters.org/cgi-bin/classifieds/classifieds.cgi

Thurmond
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Message:05

Subject: new
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2004 13:08:10 -0800
To: <lapidary@caprock-spur.com>
From: "David Gearhart" <mrdavid40@msn.com>

Hi to all I just wanted you to know any one who owns there own web sites
for rough ,gemstones or jewelery  please check your wed site name I own
my own site for two years and was not able to get the Domain name some
one get the name before I could renew it I dont think that that was fair
I had spent lots of money on my site to let people know that it was out
there just to lose it know I have to start all over if some one wants
web site let them start like we did dont steal some one Name it takes
long time to get people to trust you and you get going real good know
the person that got the name can start A new site with the name  and all
the people that know the site will buy from some one who they do not
know the name was www.jewelersdump.com<http://www.jewelersdump.com/>
please dont let this happen to you


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