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FireGoddess

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YAY!!! I''m always amazed to compare the rough with the sparkling final cut!
 

Dogmom

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I can''t wait to see the finished product. Keep us posted!
 

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Date: 5/21/2007 12:59:28 PM
Author: Chrono
Update:
Deposit sent and received. Jeff will be cutting the stone this week. I have requested the before and after pictures to feed the Pricescope wolves. I too am very excited about this project and have started thinking about settings already!
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Soooo, what settings are you thinking about??
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chrono

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Nothing yet, just toying around with ideas.

Metal: Either white or pink gold.
Extra bling: No pave, preferably. Either bead set, shared prong or plain band.
Prongs: Ribbon, single (tapered) or double prongs
Setting: I don't think I'll go bezel on this.

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I noticed that I really like low set stones. I have one gorgeous antique ring but because the center stone is set high, I hardly wore it. This is going to be a tough requirement I think.
 

Kaleigh

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Chrono,
Sounds gorgeous, can''t wait to see it!!!!
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chrono

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Oh My God (and I'm not even remotely religious)! My stone is being cut right now.
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I've been sent a before and during picture. I think it'll be completed by the end of the day today too. I wonder if I should hold out until I get the final picture to post it all at one time...
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Anyway, it looks like the pink really appears more saturated with the right cut. It is fabulously awesome! I am so glad I didn't pick the darker pink (purplish) rough. The final measurements looks like a 6.5mm asscher. Jeff is cutting it with extra facets to mimic the Royal Asscher cut with 6 steps in the pavilon instead of the usual 3 steps.
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Okay, I''ll be nice. Here is the before picture of the native cut. It appears to be a very light pink, has a noticeable window, a cummerband bowtie and lots of extinction (black areas). Not too hot looking, is it? I think the size is close to 2 carats.

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A picture of the recut in the works. Pavilion is done, and the table is still dopped and uncut. You can see the busy steps (6 full steps ala Royal Asscher). The colour appears to be stronger and saturated since the recut. I guess with the right angles, the richness of the pink is able to show through better.

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FireGoddess

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Mmmmmmmmkay....and now......
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ETA: I posted while you were in progress...that 2nd picture looks so cool!!!
 

chrono

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FG,
I think the 2nd picture is cool too.
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I like being able to see the details in that picture: the steps, the "glue", the fineness of the tool. I just surprised by how much the stone has improved in colour just by recutting the bottom. I can't wait to see the table when he is done. I have been checking my email numerous times today in hopes of receiving a picture of the completed stone.
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innerkitten

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Thanks for posting those.
That second picture is looking pretty darn good :) I cannot wait to see the finished product!
 

pinkdreamer

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That picture is very cool!! I can''t wait to see the finished product, that color looks beautiful.
 

chrono

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It''s DONE! I just about hyperventilated when I saw the pictures.
 

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Date: 5/26/2007 9:09:12 AM
Author: Chrono
It''s DONE! I just about hyperventilated when I saw the pictures.
Oh Chrono, I can''t wait to see it!!!

And WHEN would that be??
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Date: 5/26/2007 9:09:12 AM
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It''s DONE! I just about hyperventilated when I saw the pictures.
HI:

Ohhhh, you tease!
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Must....seee...pics........

cheers--Sharon
 

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Hey what about us?????? Not fair, not fair, stamping feet!!!!!
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Well, what do you think? If you don''t like it, I can take the criticism (although I would be heartbroken). I think Jeff did a great job. As you can see, the difference between the original native cut and the asscher re-cut is like night and day. Originally, I was hesitant about using the native stone because I thought the pink looked too light so I kept looking for other rough but all the rest were way over my budget (3 to 4 times the price of this baby). The recut really brought out the pinkness and I can''t wait to get my hands on it. It''ll probably be sometime next week before it gets to me though with the Monday being a holiday.

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Linda W

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Chrono,

I LOVE it!!!! What a difference. I can''t wait to see how you will set it. It is beautiful.!!!!

Linda
 

pinkdreamer

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That is beautiful! Did you buy the orignial from him or from somewhere else and send it to him?
 

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OMG....
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....That''s fabulous!!
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That stone has been "reborn"!!!!!

Congrats, Chrono....well done!!!!


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Ellen

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Oh. My. God.

Chrono, it is just STUNNING. Really.



No, REALLY!!!!
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Words fail me. I am so happy for you!
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Absolutely amazing, Chrono
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!!! Can''t wait to see the setting you''ve chosen!!
 

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WOW! The difference is amazing. That stone went from being completely "eh" to being AMAZING! Can''t wait to see it set!
 

Dogmom

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Beautiful! This clearly shows how important cutting is to the appearance of a stone. I just LOVE the color.
 

Skippy123

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Holy Smokes it is beautiful! What is the next step??? Setting? I want one!!
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Amazing re-cut!!!! That stone is unbelievable!! I really really love it!
 
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