Saturday, October 23, 2010

Just finished this set up today,the one on the right is amazing! They were both cut from the same crystal but the one on left came out quite a bit darker,I have another piece I will cut to try and match the right one for an earring set. Most of these crystals are light pink/red on the a/b axis and hot pink/purple on the c axis.So far I have cut most on the better color c axis.

Custom gem cutting

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

One of my other passions - photography

Some of my recent pictures.Photography is similar to faceting,there are so many nuances that you never stop learning.Note the reflection of the palm tree in the rain drops.
Custom Cut Gems

Monday, October 18, 2010

Here's a picture of the hot pink trillion set I cut.I think my wife has claimed them but if not they will be up for sale soon.The weight is around 1.9cts.The one on the right is slightly darker but the same hot pink except the camera perceived the slightly darker saturation as a different color.
Custom Cut Gemstones

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Gems cut so far from new rough!

I have been pretty busy with customer orders but have made some time to cut a few stones for my own inventory.This is a 2.1 ct Rubelite tourmaline from the new parcel I received .I also cut a matched pair of trillion hot pinks which will make a gorgeous set of earrings  and will post a pic as soon as I have the time to take a photo,I've noticed with this material that it  is hard to reproduce the exact color,the stone above is actually hot pink/purple with some peach highlights,the peach highlights do not show and the exact amount of purple also is not exact.I will have to play around a bit more with camera settings to try to get it 100% or as close as I can get.However this material is all natural with no heat so I believe the multicolor reflections are an asset.Origin is Nigeria and the cut is just spectacular with awesome flashes when moved,notice no table because the petal like facets come to a point where the table would normally go.

Custom Cut Gems

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Rubelite tourmaline

As promised a picture of the new tourmaline parcel.Most of these will cut gorgeous stones.
Custom Cut Gemstones

New tourmaline rough arrived today

I just got some beautiful tourmaline rough in hot pink,peach,red/purple and will be cutting a few pieces starting today.If you have signed up for my mailing list look out for new stones shortly as I also have some nice medium blue aquamarine on the way as well.Cheers.

Clear Cut Gems