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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:50 am 
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Stephen do you mean a wood working router? How do you do it?

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There are specific gem routers with various bits for hitting inside curves of cabs or cuttting channels. Mine is an Inland I got for 20 bucks at a flea market.


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Colour treated green and blue diamonds, with white diamonds, moonstone and green tourmaline in 18kt gold and sterling silver. This was so much fun to make :)


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Very cool metal work, like the stone mix as well.


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Funner to own. :wink:


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When I'm not dealing with gemology students or faculty, I enjoy the occasional woodworking project. Recently one of the instructors came to me with a pretty unusual idea to make a ring out of wood into the shape of an ice cream cone using a small Hessonite Garnet cab that she owned as the cherry on top. Always willing to tackle something fun, this is what I came up with.

It may not look like it, but there are 10 separate pieces including the stone. The woods used are padauk, maple and cocobolo with a 14ky bezel.


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Paul that is super!
Seaman Schepps also made some fabulous jewels incorporating wood.
Check this out:
https://oakgem.com/products/seaman-sche ... f-bracelet


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Yummy, nice job Paul!


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Well, since you didn't seem to hate them, I'll throw a few more jewelry related wood projects in here for fun :)

Please forgive the photography, these are all taken with my phone for my own records as I don't sell or promote these, they are just made for friends or family as a hobby.

Caterpillar ring for my wife (she loves the critters)
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Black and white ebony ring with cat's eye Sillimanite
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Padauk and orange wood with large included Quartz
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Cocobolo with Danburite (cut by a member on this forum)
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Ring box for my wife's anniversary ring last year
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Ambrosia maple gemstone box with rotating lid and magnetic closure
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These are beyond fabulous.
What sort of cut is the colorless stone which appears to have pentagonal symmetry?


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My favorite is the ebony and sillimanite. Really really nice!


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Barbra Voltaire wrote:
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These are beyond fabulous.
What sort of cut is the colorless stone which appears to have pentagonal symmetry?


On this page, about halfway down you can find a pic and description of the stone from the cutter Bobsiv. He calls it an apex crown design:

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