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#926

J Treasure
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10 August 2018 08:30 pm

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Little better picture of cut stones. Hard to get lighting etc. Got a few more to cut and a lot more to find!


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#927

Wally69
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10 August 2018 10:01 pm

Nice selection of colours JT, did they come from the same hole?

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#928

J Treasure
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10 August 2018 11:03 pm

Wally69 wrote:

Nice selection of colours JT, did they come from the same hole?

Thanks Wally, 3 from one hole. The largest and a 140+ carat bomb from a hole very near the original. Was a very productive area, still hoping to find a big cutter.


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#929

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11 August 2018 08:26 am

Looks good J Treasure thumbsup

I was having trouble clearly seeing them through the plastic packets in the last photo smile

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#930

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26 August 2018 11:48 am

Small Qld peridot, my scales are playing up so not sure of size but it is the smallest I have cut so far.; less than 1/2ct sad

The rough looked like it would yield more but a couple of concave faces imacted the girdle. Interesting inclusion; either a black spinel or tourmaline is lodged in the face of one of the crown facets. But you need a loupe to admire it in all its glory lol big_smile lol

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#931

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26 August 2018 01:36 pm

Nice one there Wally thumbsup

If it's from QLD then you might have a part of a limited supply - Chudleigh Park peridot diggings has been closed after somebody tripped over their own feet, hurt themselves ans sued the properrty owner, who promptly withdrew permission for fossickers to enter sad

But I like your second photo - looks like you broke open a chunk of host rock and there inside was a gem, as if by maguc already faceted lol

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#932

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26 August 2018 02:30 pm

Wally69 wrote:

Small Qld peridot, my scales are playing up so not sure of size but it is the smallest I have cut so far.; less than 1/2ct sad

The rough looked like it would yield more but a couple of concave faces imacted the girdle. Interesting inclusion; either a black spinel or tourmaline is lodged in the face of one of the crown facets. But you need a loupe to admire it in all its glory lol big_smile lol

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Pretty stone , beautifully cut

Dan


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#933

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26 August 2018 03:01 pm

Lefty wrote:

Nice one there Wally thumbsup

If it's from QLD then you might have a part of a limited supply - Chudleigh Park peridot diggings has been closed after somebody tripped over their own feet, hurt themselves ans sued the properrty owner, who promptly withdrew permission for fossickers to enter sad

But I like your second photo - looks like you broke open a chunk of host rock and there inside was a gem, as if by maguc already faceted lol

Doesn’t matter what olivine basalt I pick up Lefty, you can see the potential oozing out of it wink

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#934

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26 August 2018 03:07 pm

Beautiful
Mackka

#935

Lefty
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27 August 2018 07:13 am

That's actually a really nice-looking design Wally, what's it called?

#936

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27 August 2018 08:47 am

Top looking stone mate, what's up next? big_smile


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#937

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27 August 2018 09:01 am

Based on the photo roll I think I will call it “Contemplating Everest”

It is a Petal Cut with flattened break facets and a raised crown. Think this will be a go-to design for some of my smaller rough as it is simple and effective thumbsup

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#938

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27 August 2018 09:05 am

Heatho wrote:

Top looking stone mate, what's up next? big_smile

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...........if I can resolve a few issues and the stone holds together. Had to park it for a while to Contemplate Everest playful

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#939

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27 August 2018 09:10 am

Geez, that ones bright. Oh well hopefully it behaves for you, not a nice day outside for detecting, perfect day for faceting though. thumbsup


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#940

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27 August 2018 11:06 am

Heatho wrote:

Geez, that ones bright. Oh well hopefully it behaves for you, not a nice day outside for detecting, perfect day for faceting though. thumbsup

I think Wally might be setting up to facet a piece of plutonium there by the looks yikes

#941

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27 August 2018 11:07 am

Wally69 wrote:

Based on the photo roll I think I will call it “Contemplating Everest”

It is a Petal Cut with flattened break facets and a raised crown. Think this will be a go-to design for some of my smaller rough as it is simple and effective thumbsup

Came up with it yourself? Nicely done thumbsup

#942

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27 August 2018 11:27 am

Lefty wrote:
Wally69 wrote:

Based on the photo roll I think I will call it “Contemplating Everest”

It is a Petal Cut with flattened break facets and a raised crown. Think this will be a go-to design for some of my smaller rough as it is simple and effective thumbsup

Came up with it yourself? Nicely done thumbsup

Only the crown modifications Lefty, the stone had goood colour and clarity so I decided to put some extra depth on the crown and larger break facets made sense.

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#943

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01 September 2018 11:44 am

Lefty wrote:
Heatho wrote:

Geez, that ones bright. Oh well hopefully it behaves for you, not a nice day outside for detecting, perfect day for faceting though. thumbsup

I think Wally might be setting up to facet a piece of plutonium there by the looks yikes

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Sometimes I Marvel at what nature has Hammered out, Thor I don’t MindStone how this one turned out; looks like it is a Guardian of the Galaxy

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Yellow sapphire

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#944

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01 September 2018 01:58 pm

That's an interesting stone, I like it too mate. thumbsup


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#945

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01 September 2018 02:37 pm

Another nicely-done job there Wally thumbsup Too bad the stone ended up having inclusions in it but I like itnall the same. Hopefully you'll get a crack at another sapphire shortly smile

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#946

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01 September 2018 04:14 pm

Personally I think the inclusions add beauty, colour and mystery.
Love it perfect perfect perfect
Mackka

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#947

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01 September 2018 05:36 pm

Mackka wrote:

Personally I think the inclusions add beauty, colour and mystery.
Love it perfect perfect perfect
Mackka

Yep, still looks good.

Some inclusions add character. They are also evidence that a stone is natural - when I come across a piece of material that does not have so much as the tiniest inclusion visible, not even a 20x magnification, I start to get suspicious that it might have come from out of a test tube rather than out of a volcano smile

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#948

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01 September 2018 06:58 pm

Lefty, I have nil knowledge of lapidary, however, I do know what I like and I like “ honesty”.
Not only in people but also gemstones.
Keep up the excellent work you blokes. I love every photo and story behind it.
Mackka

#949

Dihusky
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01 September 2018 08:31 pm

That's come up really well, the step cut works brilliantly as it shows the full character of the stone, love it thumbsup heart

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#950

Gilly47
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02 September 2018 12:55 am

perfect gemstone


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