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#1126

Lefty
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22 March 2019 05:42 pm

Sushi and Wally - very nice work! smile perfect Wally's looks like a Square Radiant while Sushi's resembles Voltilini's "Squaretugese"?

OzzieAu - they came out looking schmick-o mate! perfect perfect Always feels good to see your work go to it's final home in a nice jewellery piece smile

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#1127

Gilly47
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From: Currently on Tour, QLD
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22 March 2019 07:30 pm

GR8 pair of earings. real sparklers 100 gemstone


1 wife 1 dog and a sieve

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#1128

Dihusky
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From: Gold Coast, QLD
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30 March 2019 01:08 pm

Finished this Topaz last night, yield worked nicely for what's normally expected.
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Doing what Topaz does... blinging its head off1553911658_topaz-bling-a.jpg

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#1129

Wally69
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11 April 2019 12:45 pm

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#1130

Mackka
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11 April 2019 08:53 pm

Dihusky and Wally69, let the battle begin I say. Gee you blokes, the stones you are presenting are scrumptious, delicious and yummo, oops, wrong thread.
Not really they are truly beautiful and a credit to your craftsmanship, knowledge and the love of gemmology.
Congratulations and thanks
Mackka

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#1131

Dihusky
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From: Gold Coast, QLD
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11 April 2019 09:23 pm

Smoky off the dop last night, will put the pics up on the weekend. That's a beauty Wally inlove

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#1132

Theduke
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11 April 2019 09:27 pm

Absolute pearler Wally inlove hope one of the garnets comes up just as good

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#1133

Wally69
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11 April 2019 11:47 pm

Theduke wrote:

Absolute pearler Wally inlove hope one of the garnets comes up just as good

All going well, gemstone it will reveal itself tomorrow. kiss

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#1134

Wally69
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12 April 2019 09:28 am

Scored some Brazilian Hessonite Garnets from TheDuke recently, think I dropped the one on the lower left ??? But it could be another.

It is an amazing tangerine colour with a bit of silk through the stone; making some interesting effects that define the character of the stone.

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#1135

Mackka
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12 April 2019 09:35 am

Very pretty Wally
Mackka

#1136

Dihusky
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14 April 2019 10:10 pm

As promised, though I didn't take a shot of the rough, it was a piece off a 1300ct hunk of Brazilian Smokey, here's the result, cut is Nymphia, a tad under 12mm

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Still fighting the damn fluff

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#1137

LoneWolf
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From: Gold Coast, QLD
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15 April 2019 01:07 pm

Very nice Dihusky.. thumbsup

LW...


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#1138

Gilly47
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16 April 2019 01:47 am

Mr 69 that stone is stunning, what colour would you call it pls???

ray


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#1139

Prooz
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From: Cairns, QLD
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17 April 2019 05:10 pm

Here goes, my first stone1555480898_rscn0278.jpg1555480950_rscn0280.jpg
About 6mm took a while but learnt a lot, It's a little bit dark I think, maybe the table could be a bit smaller what do you think?
Hard to get a good photo.


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#1140

Manpa
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17 April 2019 05:38 pm

Prooz, nice first effort, lovely stone.


One of these days Ma!

#1141

Dihusky
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From: Gold Coast, QLD
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17 April 2019 05:46 pm

Well done, great first stone. clap Try and find yourself some lighter coloured material, smokey or even clear you may find it easier dealing with less facet reflection. Dark stones can be difficult to pick exactly the right viewing angle to see what's going on when you're moving through the polish sequences. Looks as though the polish came up well on that one though, great start. thumbsup

#1142

Pat Hogen
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17 April 2019 08:12 pm

Nothing wrong with that for a first up effort.


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#1143

Rockhunter62
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From: Roaming, WA
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17 April 2019 09:32 pm

Well done Peter, good on you. Keep it up. thumbsup gemstone

Cheers

Doug and Carol


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#1144

Wally69
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17 April 2019 09:46 pm

Looks great, you should be very happy.

You have produced a better outcome with this stone than most commercial cutters would have. The effort taken is evident. cool

#1145

Prooz
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17 April 2019 10:07 pm

Thanks and regards all. I was hoping it wasn't going to be as dark as it got thinner. But yeah very happy with it, was good to see it taking shape.

Cheers


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#1146

Firepanther
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18 April 2019 10:28 am

Great job mate

#1147

tailormarc
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18 April 2019 12:03 pm

really nice!

#1148

Prooz
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From: Cairns, QLD
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18 April 2019 03:41 pm

Thank you, can't wait to start another one, going to stick with the Standard Round Brilliant for the next couple but in a lighter stone. But better do a few jobs around the place as well.

Regards prooz


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#1149

kiwiturtle
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14 June 2019 06:25 am

Prooz, I think you have done an awesome job on your first gem perfect . How long did it take you ?

#1150

Prooz
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14 June 2019 09:34 am

kiwiturtle wrote:

Prooz, I think you have done an awesome job on your first gem perfect . How long did it take you ?

Thanks kiwiturtle, Not sure now how long it took, I don't take any notice of the time. No rush.

I have a few others now that I have been meaning to get a photo of soon.

Cheers


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