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Closing windows in settings

Discussion in 'RockyTalky' started by kingsgrove, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. kingsgrove
    Rough_Rock

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    by kingsgrove » Aug 6, 2012
    Hi there.
    Hope this isn't a silly questions. I've tried searching the answer but have not had much luck yet.
    Since I've begun reading pricescope forums I've read people mentioning some gem windows "closing up" in certain settings (particularly in the colored stone forum).
    I was wondering how/why this happens, and what types of windows can close up? Plus, what types of settings allow this to happen?

    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. bagelboy
    Shiny_Rock

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    by bagelboy » Aug 6, 2012
    I may have this wrong since I do not follow colored gems. I think some gems are cut in such a way that it is possible to look thru them from the top. This is called is called windowing. This is not desireable. I would ask the colored gem forum for a better answer. I am not aware of any settings have that have windows.
     
  3. kingsgrove
    Rough_Rock

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    by kingsgrove » Aug 6, 2012
    Hi bagelboy, thanks for the reply.
    My question may of been worded awkwardly. Yes, windows are a result of cutting gems. I hear people from time to time say "that window should close up when set", so I assume that some windows are worse than others, and possibly some setting close up windows better than others?
    I was going to ask in the colored gem forum, but saw the description of this forum specifiably mention discussions about settings. Wasn't too sure what to do.
    Thanks though :)
     
  4. distracts
    Ideal_Rock

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    by distracts » Aug 6, 2012
    Sometimes when a stone is set, the way the setting looks through the window makes the window appear to be less bad than it is. It's basically like boarding up a window. It's still there, but the setting on the other side means you can't see straight through.
     

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