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|Here is a front and back view of
my first (sucessful) stone. It is a 6.3 caret citrine cut
with an Easy Eight (Jeff Graham) design. The stone was
knocked off the dop and set back in correctly thanks to advice
from the list members. I used wax exclusively for dopping
after a disaster with super glue. The girdle is too thick
(3-4x) and I didn't polish it enough (some visible grooves) and
the table is a bit off but it is the first one
|A 10.0mm, 3.25ct citrine. This
citrine was cut in my Viviant design (LJ, July 1997), a modified
SRB with diagonally split mains on both the crown and pavilion
(it is easier than it sounds!). The stone was photographed
sitting on a mirror with a black
cardboard background seen in reflection. I used Ektachrome
T160 (tungsten) color slide film and regular incandescent desk
lamps diffused by a white fabric tent. I had a Kodak photo-CD
made when the film was processed.
From Dave Thompson
|From Sue Annella ~
Here is the first stone that
I cut all by myself with coaching from Glenn Vargas. It
is a clear synthetic quartz cut as a octagonal brilliant. It
is 11mm in diameter, and was cut on my Graves Mark IV.
|This is a neon quartz that I cut. It
is a freeform with hand carved optical dishes. It is 22 mm x
17.7 mm and approx. 15.5 cts. I enjoy cutting the freeforms.
I just finished a nice multi-color
set. The small blue accent stones are Colo. Mt. Antero Aqua.
The Yellow stones are N.M. Bytownite. The pink center stone
is Cailf. Himalaya Mine Tourmaline. I made this set to show
the possibilities of North American gemstones. Why go over
seas to get rough when we have some of the best rough in
the world right here in this country? I had a
great time putting this together. Hope you like it.
|From Sue Annella ~
Here is my second stone cut on
my Graves Mark IV. It was cut with the help of Paul
and I plan to have it set in a ring. It is a 11mm 16
Main Round Brilliant of Paul's design.
|From Doug Frey ~
I have attached a photo of a
new pair of earrings from my studio. The earrings are 14K
yellow gold with a matched pair of orange Spessartine Garnets
total weight of 2.55ct and cut in a SRB. The stones are eye
clean and have incredible life ( you almost have to wear
sunglasses when viewing them with sunlight on them). The
earrings are my own design and hand
fabricated. The photo was
taken with an old Pentax and scanned into my
customer fondly referred to them as "bagel
earrings" Whatever they see is fine
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