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#51

wallie
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11 April 2018 05:31 pm

Agate Creek is close to Forsayth.
The motel in Forsayth has the most brilliant display of cut agates. Backlit, they are simply stunning and show the different colours available at Agate Creek.
There is usually a couple in the camp with a ridiculously good set up, including rock saws, that will assist you in going to the right place.
I'd suggest a speccing trip to Vievers Flats first and then do some digging at Black Soil. It is worth the trip and spend as much time as you can here. Hot showers and good toilets facilities are available.

#52

Lefty
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15 April 2018 05:47 am

Marco Voltilini's "Fiorino 80" in Lowmead Rose-de-France amethyst. 4.35 carat.

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Other designs I have cut that have pictures in them have tended to have the entire pavilion below critical, resulting in a design that often very interesting but lacks the sparkle we expect from a faceted gem. In this design, only the facets that make up the flower petals (frosted), flower centre and the facets immediately surrounding the flower motif are below the critical angle. The rest of the pavilion is above critical which creates a halo of sparkle around the picture.

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#53

Mackka
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15 April 2018 11:32 am

Very nice Lefty.
Mackka smile

#54

Lefty
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15 April 2018 12:57 pm

Cheers Mackka smile thumbsup

I've looked at it in natural light for the first time this morning (it came off the dop last night) and I think it definately looks better in indirect natural light - the pink colour is deeper and more pronounced. It was photographed under LED light last night.

#55

deadpan
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15 April 2018 10:22 pm

Beautifully cut Lefty

#56

Lefty
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16 April 2018 06:15 am

Cheers deadpan thumbsup

I'm happy that a stone with a frosted picture in the bottom can be cut to show plenty of sparkle at the same time. That's the way to go with picture-stones for the most part I think.


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