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Anyone have a "matcut"?

Mrs_Strizzle

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I have seen several stones on IG cut in this unusual way that is new to me. I think I dig it, but of course haven't seen any in person. Does anyone have any they can share, or thoughts about it? The Asian seller says "we just call it Matcut". I wonder if he/she means matte?
 

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MrsKMB

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It's kinda cool! So they cut it and then etch/laser on top?
 

JackTrick

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Looks like some facets have been polished to more of a frost/matte finish.

Here's another lapidary's example, using frosted facets to make an amethyst look like the Covid virus:
 

JackTrick

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Wow, that is a beautiful piece of art! As jewelry i would prefer more transparency, but it is gorgeous still.

It's an interesting technique in a lapidary's tool belt!


The hydrothermal emerald here also has a few subtly frosted facets on its pavilion.
 

bludiva

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that looks like it's etched. i've seen something like that before, super intricate design carved on the underside of a stone, always on less expensive stones like topaz etc. wish i could remember who does that kind of work so i could post a picture. they can be very cool.
 

dk168

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It's different and innovative, however, I prefer shiny things and not buffed/matte.

Each to their own and all that.

DK :))
 

chrono

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chrono

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The closest American I can think of is John Dyer, but his style isn't pure frosted/etched.
 

Ionysis

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Call me an old fuddy duddy but I don’t really like any of the “fantasy cuts” or fancy etchings or even the concave cuts.

Only exception is the antique carved gemstones.

These always seem a bit fussy and not very timeless. Kosnar do a lot of that stuff and I’m always skeptical. Give me a native cut or antique style any day. I don’t even like MRBs really!
 
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