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 Post subject: Quiz for New Faceters - Books to winner
PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 12:48 pm 
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I have a few items that I no longer use and may be of value to someone new to faceting. Rather than giving them away to the first person to respond I would like to see if any new cutters would be willing to take a shot with a short quiz.

The prizes:
"The art of Gem Cutting" by Dr. H.C. Drake, "Facet Cutters Handbook" by Edward J. Soukup, and a Fac-ette Gemstone Faceting DVD. The DVD is specific to the Fac-ette, but it still is useful to someone new to cutting. I will also include "Gem Trails of Arizona" as a bonus.

The rules:
Identify the gems numbered 1 - 19. Whoever gets the most correct and is one of the first 5 participants gets the stuff. These are fairly common gemstones. If there is a tie the first person with the most correct wins. I will ship for free to anywhere in the lower 48 states.

Have fun with the quiz ... the photo is a quickie, but should be good enough for this. I just grabbed what was sitting on my desk this morning and did a quick group shot.

Good Luck - STEVO


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 6:22 pm 
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Good idea and nice quiz! :D
Ok, I'm new to faceting and here are my answers:

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Im not a faceter yet but I love Quizes! And that is a very nice idea!
I´ll take a try too and I´ve put in some strange guesses so I maybe hit at least one of the traps you layed out ;-)

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Hey guys, it might be best to PM your answers.

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Man that's tricky, a number of them could be a couple of things. :?
Jason you spoil sport, I coulda checked my guesses. :wink:
Wonder if someone gets a sympathy prize? :lol:

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Hey guys, it might be best to PM your answers.


#-o LMAO good advice Jason =D>


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LOL, silence from Stevo, think we all bombed....HAHA, he did say for newbies. :wink:

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mehoose wrote:
think we all bombed.... :wink:


Sorry for the delay, but it was CRAZY BEAUTIFUL in Minnesota yesterday! Have to enjoy those days when they are available in the land of snow and ice. :D

Everyone who sent in answers did very well, but Egor was the most impressive with only 3 wrong which going off of a photo is the best you can expect. Looking for a cheap way to get the stuff to Spain ...

Here are the answers:
1 Citrine
2 Peach Tourmaline
3 Rhodolite Garnet
4 Arizona Peridot
5 Pink Tourmaline
6 Spessartite Garnet
7 White Topaz
8 Goshenite
9 BlueTopaz
10 Montana Sapphire
11 Rhodolite Garnet
12 Pink Tourmaline
13 Green / Blue Tourmaline
14 Grossular Garnet
15 Spessartite Garnet
16 Tri Color Tourmaline
17 Aquamarine
18 Aquamarine
19 Ametrine

BTW: Thanks for playing. Wish I had a few of the stones that were guessed!

- STEVO

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=D> Well done Egor.
Thanks for the fun Steve, did better than I expected. :lol:
Hope you have another great day.

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Wow, what a great surprise! :smt111

Thanks Stevo!!! :smt041

I think the practice of "eBaying" stones for my collection was very helpful for this quiz, it's a good training to see lots of gem photos.

Now please take a look on a new quiz I'll publish in other thread! :smt112
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Well done Egor =D> =D> :D :D :D

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Congratulations Egor! I think I only had three guessed right lol!

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Books just arrived from Stevo!!!
I love them!

Thank you so much!!!

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Egor Gavrilenko wrote:
Books just arrived from Stevo!!!
I love them!

Thank you so much!!!

I am glad they found a good home. :D

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