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PostPosted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:01 pm 
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Here a three concave faceted rounds. (I'm getting more and more comfortable with the UT Fantasy machine.)

First is 18 mm., 23.70 ct prasiolite.

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Next is a 12.14 ct., 15 mm citrine.

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And the third is an 18 mm., 21.92 ct. amethyst.

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Those stones are spectacular.
Well done!


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absolutely stunning =D>


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Set of four garnets I recently cut. Cloudy skies make them look way better.

First two are modifications of Tribal and Squartuguese by Marco, third is Clocktower by Scootr, and fourth is a design of my own.

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Here's another feldspar moon that I (accidentally) started with the Chinese New Year.
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This shows a catseye and subtle adularescence on the crescent in some lights, and is 7.8mm round.
It's also for sale, if anyone here wants to pick it up before I make an Etsy listing!


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Trying to get over my Tucson hangover and back to faceting again...

As it is time to figure out how to use the fantasy aspects of my machine, I selected some smoky quartz as the subject for the next experiments. This stone pictured below was not part of the plans, but a sidetrack to clarify what I was seeing with one of the others.

In this case, the pavilion is a series of diagonal concave cuts. But instead of a plain emerald cut crown which I have done previously with that sort of pavilion and which gives the "quilted" look, this time, a barrel crown. The result is curved rows of little lights.

The stone is 17.0 x 12.4 mm., 12.41 cts.

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some of My latest creations.

Citrine 6.2ct
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apatite 6.0 ct (Mexico)
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Cz 8.1ct
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Pyrope Garnet 2.3ct
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verdelite tourmaline 2.7ct (nigeria)
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Pink tourmaline 1.7ct (afghanistan)
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They look beautiful. :)

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Durnik wrote:
Dor,

They look beautiful. :)


Thank you ,Bob ,
appreciate it. :)
as my lapidary skills is a working progress,my photographic skills and equipment also need to be improved.
need some reading to do about it... will get there, hopefully.

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I've had great trouble with the photography myself.
It's a lot trickier to get a really good shot of a stone than it
seems.

A good DSLR, lighting and background seem key
though I've by no means cracked it. I'm experimenting
with macro at the moment - focus stacking looks
useful for gems but is very time consuming.

I like the stones by the way...


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Hi Dor.
I've been using my iphone for pics lately.
I prefer it to my Nikon and Canon.


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Yep, I have top of the line camera and lighting equipment for one of my other hobbies, photography. I used to work really hard getting good images of stones. But, now I just use my cell phone, and this,

https://picupmedia.com/product/gemlightbox/

A little bit of an investment, but now it takes just a minute to get professional quality images and videos of jewelry, and gemstones. It pays for itself quickly in time and sales. Perfect for sales, documentation, and appraisal work.

i only use my high resolution camera and lenses when I want magazine quality resolution for printing. Even then, the GemightBox is the lighting solution.


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1bwana1 wrote:
Yep, I have top of the line camera and lighting equipment for one of my other hobbies, photography. I used to work really hard getting good images of stones. But, now I just use my cell phone, and this,

https://picupmedia.com/product/gemlightbox/

A little bit of an investment, but now it takes just a minute to get professional quality images and videos of jewelry, and gemstones. It pays for itself quickly in time and sales. Perfect for sales, documentation, and appraisal work.

i only use my high resolution camera and lenses when I want magazine quality resolution for printing. Even then, the GemightBox is the lighting solution.


Barbra Voltaire wrote:
Hi Dor.
I've been using my iphone for pics lately.
I prefer it to my Nikon and Canon.


johngemo wrote:
I've had great trouble with the photography myself.
It's a lot trickier to get a really good shot of a stone than it
seems.

A good DSLR, lighting and background seem key
though I've by no means cracked it. I'm experimenting
with macro at the moment - focus stacking looks
useful for gems but is very time consuming.

I like the stones by the way...


yeah, i also think that a light box and some lens for my phone will be a good starting point.
see how it goes from there...

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Here is a picture of my first cut stone... :), a cheap citrine point I had picked up from Tucson this year.
For the first stone I chose the GeM101 design from Tom Herbst book, mainly because of the step by step instructions provided and less number of facets. Thanks also to the forum members who have provided help and guidance, especially Bob (aka Durnik)!

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In my eagerness to cut, I forgot to take a picture of the actual rough. Here is a picture of a rough sibling taken from the same citrine point.

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Looks really nice animan.

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