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Custom Zircon project with Jeff White

bright ice

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I’d like to share my custom cutting project of a Zircon!

Jeff White is cutting one for me from a large piece (16.44 ct) of Cambodian rough material that he purchased in Tucson this February. He says the material is a nice medium tone/saturation blue.

The goal is for an OEC design but if not possible then a MRB in the range of 5-5.8 ct. I have very specific parameters because this Zircon will be set in my VC Lillian halo that held my 4ct OEC.

My piece is one of the upper left 2 pieces in the photo below. He also sent me mock ups of optimization of each cut design. Ignore the color in them, it’s not true to the real gemstone color.

I’ll return with photos once the gemstone is cut, then with the completed ring.




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dk168

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Looking forward to see the finished stone and ring!

DK :))
 

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Yes! Exciting and wonderful you get to utilize a beautiful setting you have.
I wonder what’s the deciding factor(s) of the OEC cut not being possible? That’s interesting.
 

dk168

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Can’t wait to see this. How long does this kind of thing take?
Jeff is always busy, therefore, I would advise to allow for at least 3 months, providing he already has the rough available for a custom order.

He is a big of a magpie in terms of roughs. The rough of the small Baringo Ruby (a neon pink Sapphire) he cut for me recently was purchased in 2008/9!

Therefore, it is worth contacting him to see if he has any suitable roughs tucked away as he does not advertise his inventory (too busy to list them I am guessing).

DK :))
 

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Jeff is always busy, therefore, I would advise to allow for at least 3 months, providing he already has the rough available for a custom order.

He is a big of a magpie in terms of roughs. The rough of the small Baringo Ruby (a neon pink Sapphire) he cut for me recently was purchased in 2008/9!

Therefore, it is worth contacting him to see if he has any suitable roughs tucked away as he does not advertise his inventory (too busy to list them I am guessing).

DK :))
I was just curious cause I’m excited to see how this turns out. :lol:
 

marymm

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Yes! Exciting and wonderful you get to utilize a beautiful setting you have.
I wonder what’s the deciding factor(s) of the OEC cut not being possible? That’s interesting.
I am guessing because the Zircon is being cut to specific dimensions in order to fit bright ice's pre-existing VC Lillian Halo setting ... once the rough is on the wheel, he'll get a better sense of its yield, and then will be able to figure out whether the proportions of the OEC or the MRB is the better design for this specific rough to end up with the required dimensions...

This is a very exciting project, bright ice - thanks for inviting us along!
 

bright ice

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Yes! Exciting and wonderful you get to utilize a beautiful setting you have.
I wonder what’s the deciding factor(s) of the OEC cut not being possible? That’s interesting.
I believe it’s the depth of the piece of rough that he’ll be working with. There will be a fair sum of waist due to my needing very specific measurements.
 

bright ice

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I am guessing because the Zircon is being cut to specific dimensions in order to fit bright ice's pre-existing VC Lillian Halo setting ... once the rough is on the wheel, he'll get a better sense of its yield, and then will be able to figure out whether the proportions of the OEC or the MRB is the better design for this specific rough to end up with the required dimensions...

This is a very exciting project, bright ice - thanks for inviting us along!
Yes @marymm, you are correct. I’m happy to share my journey!
 

caf

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I have the finished results of the zircon that I’m thrilled to share with y’all! It’s 5.81 ct, 10.39 x 10.39 x 6.10

It’ll be shipped directly to VC for setting into my Lillian halo, I’ll then post the completed ring.

Here’s the direct link of it on Jeff’s website.

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Gorgeous!!!
 

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I have the finished results of the zircon that I’m thrilled to share with y’all! It’s 5.81 ct, 10.39 x 10.39 x 6.10

It’ll be shipped directly to VC for setting into my Lillian halo, I’ll then post the completed ring.

Here’s the direct link of it on Jeff’s website.

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Jaw drop!
:love:
 

marymm

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Wowza .. that Blue Zircon is stunning ... really rocks the OEC faceting ... can't wait to see it set in your Lillian halo ring!
 

dk168

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Very nice finished gem indeed, and I am looking forward to see the finished ring!

DK :kiss2:
 

ForteKitty

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That is GORGEOUS!!! Love the saturation and cut, can't wait to see it set!
 

Arcadian

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:oops2:That stone is straight ridiculous! :kiss2: :kiss2: :kiss2: :kiss2: :kiss2: :kiss2: :kiss2: The petals are amazing, the color...ugh!!!!

I'm exceptionally happy for you @bright ice! I have more zircons than a person needs because I get one for my birthday every year...lol I can't wait to see it set!:appl:
 

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Wowzers, that's absolutely gorgeous!!!
 
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