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 Post subject: Re: Garnets Anonymous
PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:37 pm 
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Hi Dioptase ,

Sublime! :smt007
I should hesitate to cut it ... The rough is so eloquent !

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 Post subject: Re: Garnets Anonymous
PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 7:21 pm 
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That mint garnet is well cool without any cutting at all. Would it be better cut? I just don't know...


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hello again Dioptase,

No doubt, no doubt at all, it's a lovely piece of rough. When I see it I immediately envision several lovely cushion cuts and one in particular. But, of course, it all depends on what you will ultimately be most pleased with. You purchased the rough for a reason. It's your purchase.

If you are satisfied with leaving it as a lovely example of fine garnet rough then you have it in hand. BUT, if on the other hand, you wish to express what the rough is ultimately capable of demonstrating then proper cutting is the choice. It could be a FINE finished stone, IF it is capable. Is it clean, is it well shaped, can you or another cutter tease the maximum performance from the lovely beast. That is your decision. What a lovely decision to make. You know my tendency.

If you ultimately do decide to transform it into a gemstone of lovely significance may I humbly input a suggestion as to it's design. I do love garnets, I have a passion for transforming them into art.

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 Post subject: Re: Garnets Anonymous
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I also think it could yield something decent but I'm quite concerned about the inclusions, they can be pretty tricky.
The stone needs to be carefully inspected first; I will have a window cut on the back of the rough then I will decide what to do with it.


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dpcarriere wrote:
If you ultimately do decide to transform it into a gemstone of lovely significance may I humbly input a suggestion as to it's design.

Sure, your opinion is more than welcome.


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 Post subject: Re: Garnets Anonymous
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I suspect that once you have cut a window it will lose it's value as a specimen, so no matter the inclusions you probably should go ahead and cut it. At least then you will be able to determine where the inclusions are and how best to cut it.

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I love the growth of the rough, I don't think I'd touch it, apart from running my fingers across it.

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Window the lovely and let's see what ya got.

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Remember the adage- there is probably a reason it was sold to you rough and not cut already?


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That's kind of an odd adage - where did that come from? I've been buying rough from all over the world for the better part of 30 years.

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I have no idea what I am talking about. Just making stuff up. Someday I'll get my passport updated and get off the porch.


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:lol: And that's coming from a rock lobstah!

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Hi ,

If I had such a crystal rough , I would enjoy to put it on my desk , in front of my eyes ... I would never stop admire it , take it in my hands and touch it !

How it measures , Dioptase ?

* Mehoose , what does mean "lobstah" ? I didn't found a translation of that word ...

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danielle wrote:
How it measures , Dioptase ?


17 x 15 x 11mm.

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* Mehoose , what does mean "lobstah" ? I didn't found a translation of that word ...

"Lobster" I suppose ;)


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Thanks for your quick answer , Dioptase !

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dpcarriere wrote:
Window the lovely and let's see what ya got.

Dale

I'm not a cutter, but couldn't one immerse the rough in a heavy liquid to check out the internal character?


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