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 Post subject: Question for diamond cutters
PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:46 pm 
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Do you enjoy cutting diamonds that are "interesting", instead of being merely "perfect"? For example, if diamond rough contains interesting carbon crystals, could you cut a diamond that might yield some interesting optics/ visuals? Colored stone equivalent examples that immediately come to mind are, say, rutilated quartz or emerald's jardin.

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I have never seen diamonds with interesting included crystals, but I have seen some interesting HPHT yellow diamonds with interesting symmetrical color patterns visible through the 100 plane.

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[quote="thomas.adamas"]I have never seen diamonds with interesting included crystals"

I bet the list of your favorite movies is really interesting.

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thomas.adamas wrote:
I have never seen diamonds with interesting included crystals, but I have seen some interesting HPHT yellow diamonds with interesting symmetrical color patterns visible through the 100 plane.


I once had a diamond ring that I really loved. It was over two carats, in an oval shape, set in platinum. It wasn't perfect, when graded on the 4 C scale,...but it was an extremely lively, sparkly diamond that garnered plenty of attention and compliments. One of the things I loved about it, besides the sparkle, was the fact that I could actually see little tiny black carbon crystals in the diamond with the aid of a loupe. It was beautifully cut and therefore said flaws were well camouflaged when viewed with the naked eye. However, I felt that I'd be able to spot this diamond out of a sea of similarly cut diamonds with a loupe if I had to. I liked the fact that it was different. It felt more "alive", to me, as silly as that must sound to an experienced diamond cutter like yourself. :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:50 pm 
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Not silly at all.
You liked it and that is what matters.

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