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#126

dropsy
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11 November 2017 08:06 am

Beautiful cutting there SneakyCuttlefish.

PS Since its mentioned here

SneakyCuttlefish wrote:

Got loads of topaz up for sale. Link below:

https://www.prospectingaustralia.com.au … 11#p360811

I will also say thanks for the topaz.

For anyone considering some Sneaky topaz. I picked up a bunch of this topaz rough & was really happy with the parcel and the service. Very consistent quality wise & exactly as described. Nice work mate!

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#127

SneakyCuttlefish
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11 November 2017 05:38 pm

Thank you very much dropsy. Glad you liked the stones

#128

SneakyCuttlefish
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02 December 2017 11:02 pm

Possibly the finest zircon I have cut to date. 3.705 carat flawless. Stunning rich plum/wine colour.

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#129

LoneWolf
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02 December 2017 11:24 pm

Mmmmm Very Nice. thumbsup ... Do you know where the stone came from?...

LW.....

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#130

SneakyCuttlefish
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02 December 2017 11:44 pm

It's a Hartz range zircon. The rough piece was over 12 carats. The stone only had one rich colour centre and the rest was a lighter colour with cracks in it.

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#131

Heatho
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03 December 2017 06:17 am

That is one fantastic looking stone Sneaky! Very very nice work. thumbsup


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#132

samrota
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03 December 2017 06:59 am

Stunning. Nicely done Sneaky


Sdc 2300

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#133

Jack's Gems
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03 December 2017 12:23 pm

That's a beauty! I love that colour! glasses big_smile
Harts Range is on my bucket list, so hopefully one day I can go there and find some of the myriads of gems that are located there!

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#134

Heatho
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03 December 2017 12:31 pm

I find it hard to get good photos of some gems too but you really nailed that photo good and proper, that is honestly one of the nicest of any gems I've seen in a while.


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#135

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03 December 2017 02:25 pm

Im off to Harts Range/Red Centre next Year for a full-on 3 months of Exploring and Fossicking. ... cool Hopefully I might find one just like that one Sneeky... wink

Hopefully heading over in the end of May.... All depends on my Brother in law who is very ill... The way things are looking tho, might have to put it off for 12 months....

My 'Locations' will be safe for another Year.... wink

LW....

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#136

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03 December 2017 02:36 pm

Thank you heatho. Took quite a few photos to get the angle and light right. The stone has so many different shades of colour from different points of view.

Pic was taken on a Samsung note 8. I think the twin cameras do a great job!

Very jealous lonewolf!! I'll buy a heap off you when you come back! I haven't been up there yet.

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#137

Wally69
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03 December 2017 03:28 pm

Inspiring zircon with amazing colour SCF cool

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#138

LoneWolf
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03 December 2017 05:02 pm

More than likely, I will call in on my way home Sneeky..... Mrs Wolf will need to see the Ocean by the time we are returning... ops

I have some 'Private' Locations that I have permission to Enter... So that should be fun.... thumbsup smile I Will need a good Cutter when I return... lol

LW....

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#139

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03 December 2017 09:22 pm

Haha nice. Let me know when you are coming through. Can't resist working on quality material!

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#140

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07 December 2017 11:51 pm

New cut I have been working on. Called a Fifth Dynasty pentagon. It is based on the same design principles as the Mitsubishi Trillion. 1.65 carat Hartz Range Zircon. VS clarity

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#141

Heatho
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08 December 2017 07:58 am

Sneaky, you are getting very good at this mate, top job.


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#142

SneakyCuttlefish
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23 December 2017 06:31 pm

Just gotta love those Swiss Smokys. Omnirek rectangle. Its a barrion rectangle design with a stepped crown. My scales have karcked it but I'm assuming it will be around 20 carats.

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#143

Heatho
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23 December 2017 07:32 pm

Wow!! Beautiful stone mate, really looking forward to seeing the next ones you do as well. thumbsup

Would you be interested in maybe cutting a few sapphires for me and a mate in the future? Happy to pay you for your time and effort. smile


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#144

SneakyCuttlefish
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23 December 2017 07:59 pm

Hi heatho. It would be a pleasure to cut some stones for you. I'll shoot a PM to you.

#145

Rockhunter62
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23 December 2017 08:12 pm

Heatho wrote:

Wow!! Beautiful stone mate, really looking forward to seeing the next ones you do as well. thumbsup

Would you be interested in maybe cutting a few sapphires for me and a mate in the future? Happy to pay you for your time and effort. smile

Heatho,

Carol and I can certainly vouch for Sneakies work thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup . A top job and a true gentleman.

That's a nice smoky Justin, keep up the good work.

Cheers

Doug and Carol

Last edited by Rockhunter62 (23 December 2017 08:13 pm)


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#146

Chiron52
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23 December 2017 09:42 pm

Awesome stone SC.
Love your work mate.
Keep the pics coming.
thumbsup thumbsup thumbsup


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#147

Lefty
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24 December 2017 06:40 am

Very nice job on both those stones there SC thumbsup Smokies at just the right colour shade make a fantastic-looking gem. Just the right hardness for mounting in general jewellery as well.

Nice pentagon there - 80 index gear? I finally got myself one the other day and turned out a pentagon in light Rose-de-France amethyst, came out beautifully after I modified the design a little as I felt it had been slightly overdone.

Now I just need to be able to actually photograph the things hmm

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#148

Gemhunter
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24 December 2017 07:51 am

Nice work SC looks great thumbsup

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#149

SneakyCuttlefish
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24 December 2017 10:09 am

Thanks everyone. I appreciate the feedback.

Lefty, the pentagon was designed on a 96 index. I have found the 96 is the most versitile index for medium complicated designs. The 64 works an absolute treat for most commercial designs and for designs with mirror symetry that divides nicely into 64. I.e 4,8,16, 32 mirror symetry.

Im working on a 120 index round but this index is very hard to get right. Probably why there is very few 120 designs out there (comparitively speaking)

Not sure where the omnirek design came from. It has been suiting in my custom folder for a long time now. I can't remember if it was an adaptation or a new design so i am not going to claim to have designed it until i have gone back over my notes. Least thing i would want is to inadvertently infringe on someone else's work. That's the quickest and most effective way to ruin ones own reputation.

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#150

Lefty
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24 December 2017 10:28 am

I have found the 96 is the most versitile index for medium complicated designs.

Yep, agree with that. 64 was standard many years ago but 96 is the main one now. That half-and half smoky I cut for Wishfull was designed for a 32 index but was easy to transpose up to 96.

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