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davetheaviator
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05 October 2020 09:44 am

Hi I have just found this sapphire and was wondering where I could go to her it cut. I have included a photo of the sapphire, I’m very happy with my find. I’m new to this hobby and consider myself very lucky to find this style of stone. 1601851381_79ffcb7b-6a4e-4d92-8cbe-deab51918be4.jpg
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Can anyone tell me if this is a rare stone. Any help would be appreciated.
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Dave


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Pat Hogen
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05 October 2020 11:26 am

Definitely not rare, it is what is called a trapiche stone. Trapiche is obviously best cut as a cabochon-type result. This will give you some idea - https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Rare-7-0-Ca … 3344767991


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davetheaviator
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05 October 2020 11:58 am

Thanks for the reply, any ideas where I could get it cut and polished and a rough cost would be appreciated, I’m in western Sydney and it is 4ct on the scales.
Regards
Dave


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Pat Hogen
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05 October 2020 04:48 pm

See all those dips and hollows in it Dave? You are going to end up with a very slim stone and it will be quite difficult to set. You must have a local lapidary club close to you, they are the best people to talk to, vis a vis.


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