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#1076

Wally69
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07 December 2018 06:01 pm

Plan B
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Edit..... I have just been told there will be no Plan B, I is not being returned to the workshop

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#1077

MegsyB007
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07 December 2018 07:20 pm

lol lol lol lol lol


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#1078

Wally69
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20 December 2018 10:21 am

After... a bit of a play with diamond laps, hammer, file and my new setting bur this blue spinel is ready for the Christmas tree.

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Learning a lot....... mostly, that I need more tools playful and some better control on the fine metalwork.

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#1079

Mr Magoo
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20 December 2018 11:29 am

Wow Wally. That's impressive. inlove
Nice work on all counts. thumbsup perfect

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Mr Magoo
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20 December 2018 11:30 am

Did you make the ring from scratch?

#1081

Wally69
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20 December 2018 11:47 am

quote=Mr Magoo]Did you make the ring from scratch?

Yes mate, with 140mm of 1.6mm square 925 silver wire.

..... same ring with an Oberon Smokey Quartz put in place

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#1082

Mr Magoo
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20 December 2018 12:11 pm

Looks fantastic. Where's your YouTube channel? big_smile
Well done.

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#1083

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20 December 2018 01:40 pm

Wow outstanding job wally. I would love that under my xmas tree smile

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#1084

Heatho
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20 December 2018 01:55 pm

That's a really nice job Wally, I'm sure the missus will love it. Natural spinel or manufactured? Either way cracker stone. That will really put you in the good books. tongue


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#1085

Wally69
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20 December 2018 03:07 pm

Heatho wrote:

That's a really nice job Wally, I'm sure the missus will love it. Natural spinel or manufactured? Either way cracker stone. That will really put you in the good books. tongue

I does go against my ‘natural’ instinct Heath, this is my one and only synthetic so far. I must say it is a very impressive stone to look at being just under 5ct.

I would love to have a natural one of the same size and clarity to play with, but I guess I would need to work out how to make a crown or tiara then. lol

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#1086

Dihusky
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20 December 2018 05:53 pm

That is bloody beautiful Wally and a nice photo as well thumbsup trophy

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#1087

LoneWolf
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20 December 2018 09:32 pm

Very Nice work there Wally.... Wish I had the patience to 'Cut'..... koala

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#1088

Gilly47
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24 December 2018 12:17 am

Nice work Mr Wal, finding, cutting and setting is the ultimate goal here

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#1089

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30 December 2018 01:23 pm

I just got home from spending time with family in Melbourne. My MIL showed me the stones below that were cut buy my wife’s grandfather over 50 years ago. There is about 100 gems in the collection. I’m not sure what they all are. But I’m impressed with the collection. He also made the rings pictured along with some that my wife and MIL wear every day. I love the history of the stones. Enjoy1546136454_2a8b810e-e009-4051-9256-7806a5168563.jpg1546136474_58adf20e-fc49-4245-be88-97f037cb749f.jpg1546136491_c3ab79e0-c610-4dc1-9c78-a943c8ef1779.jpg1546136510_3ccd76bd-904d-4613-860f-97723439cd06.jpg1546136530_f17c64c7-6686-4f7b-9cde-e707941f2e7c.jpg


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#1090

Dihusky
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30 December 2018 02:56 pm

Looks like some interesting stones, I'm seeing possibly Topaz on the bottom, Amethyst, Aquamarine bottom right, maybe Morganite right centre and top, could be some golden Sapphire in the centre, looks like he was a talented cutter and jeweler, certainly worth finding someone who could identify them for you. That's a special collection inlove

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#1091

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30 December 2018 03:34 pm

Dihusky wrote:

Looks like some interesting stones, I'm seeing possibly Topaz on the bottom, Amethyst, Aquamarine bottom right, maybe Morganite right centre and top, could be some golden Sapphire in the centre, looks like he was a talented cutter and jeweler, certainly worth finding someone who could identify them for you. That's a special collection inlove

I don't know much about him. He was a chemist in the sugar mill in Gordonvale Qld. The stones look amazing in the flesh. The yellow ones and pale blues are beautiful. I know how hard it is to photograph them now. There always seems to be a spot that is too bright and kills the shot.. I have put my hand up for the collection if the rest of the family doesn't want them. MIL has earmarked them for me. smile She's a great lady


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#1092

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30 December 2018 03:41 pm

It would be a good project to find out the history of the gems. They look professionally made-to my eye-and are you/they thinking of selling them or keeping them as an heirloom.


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#1093

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30 December 2018 04:14 pm

The only history I have atm is that granddad bought the stones from all over the place. They are a minimum of 50 years old since they were cut. He cut them all and made the rings for the stones as well. There are 3 sisters in the family and each has chosen some stones that they would like for their kids as heirlooms and the rest may be passed onto me. There is a bit more of the opal that is in the rings that I like. It’s very pretty. I would probably sell off some of the stones if they are given to me but at this stage they belong to the family.


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#1094

Wally69
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08 January 2019 04:16 pm

Yesterday I had a play with some boulder opal specimens with very fine ribbons of colour to see if I could extract something.

Being my first crack at a Yowah nut, i had a good time experimenting.

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#1095

The Big Smo
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08 January 2019 11:03 pm

Sweet.

#1096

Dihusky
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09 January 2019 06:05 pm

Some interesting pieces there Wally, maybe some claw or wire settings would set them off? yikes


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