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Discussion in 'Fabulous Fashion Jewelry' started by bludiva, Mar 30, 2019.

  1. bludiva
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    by bludiva » Mar 30, 2019
    Thanks to @SouthernGent i have a little piece of yag rough thats getting chopped up mext week. I thought it might be fun for those of us working with Bryce on this to chat about the shapes and sizes we're deciding on.

    I'm doing at least 2, one modified old mine and one hybrid portuguese/round that looks like a starburst.

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  2. clumberlove
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    by clumberlove » Mar 31, 2019
    I'm going for an elongated cushion to start. I was torn between 2 cuts, Akhavan's "aperture science" (picture 1) and Rand's "cut corners" (picture 2). I suggested Bryce choose the one he'd enjoy cutting most and went for cut corners. I would like to get some more cut, maybe make a set! Maybe a pair for earrings.
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  3. bludiva
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    by bludiva » Mar 31, 2019
    Ooh! If i do another it'll be an elongated shape...those both look great! It was fun poking through that gem cutting database!
     
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    by lovedogs » Mar 31, 2019
    Omg im also going to get a cut corners stone (probably)! And a round. Love that cut!
     
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  5. SouthernGent
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    by SouthernGent » Apr 2, 2019
    I will be having two more cut myself - one for the wife and one for the daughter. My wife's will be a cushion/asscher shape and the daughter wants one "just like dad's". :mrgreen2:

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    Hopefully I will be shipping my stone off to David Klass within the next couple of days. I'm still waiting on a local jeweler to give me a quote, but based on his initial quote for that lab spinel I was about to have set I don't think there's any way he's going to come close to matching David's prices.
     
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  6. bludiva
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    by bludiva » Apr 2, 2019
    That is too cute, daddy & daughter matching stones :kiss2:
     
  7. clumberlove
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    by clumberlove » Apr 2, 2019
    That's so sweet! I think your wife's will be lovely too, I have a soft spot for cushions and you can get some beautiful cuts.
     
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  8. bludiva
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    by bludiva » Apr 2, 2019
    well here are mine... may need to part with one when they arrive b/c i've overspent lately but they're so pretty i want to keep them both and cut more.....

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  9. clumberlove
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    by clumberlove » Apr 2, 2019
    Gorgeous! At least there's enough rough that you can always get another cut ;)2
     
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  10. SouthernGent
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    by SouthernGent » Apr 2, 2019
    Nice. Bryce jumped right on it, didn't he?
     
    


    


  11. bludiva
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    by bludiva » Apr 2, 2019
    quick turnaround!
     
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    by bludiva » Apr 2, 2019
    he said i used about half of my slice up. i am still hoping i can find someone to cut the rest into melee but that needs to go on the backburner too =)
     
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  13. SouthernGent
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    by SouthernGent » Apr 2, 2019
    I might be interested in that cushion stone if you decide to get rid of it. ;))
     
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    by clumberlove » Apr 3, 2019
    Bryce must be thrilled with you @SouthernGent, you've sent a load of business his way :mrgreen2:
     
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    by bludiva » Apr 3, 2019
    Bryce said he pressure not to disappoint us :lol-2::lol-2::lol-2::lol-2: wonder if he is following this thread!
     
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  16. SouthernGent
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    by SouthernGent » Apr 3, 2019
    Yeah and I just ordered two more stones from him yesterday myself. LOL
     
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    by clumberlove » Apr 3, 2019
    It doesn't help that everyone on here is a bunch of enablers :whistle::lol:
     
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    by bludiva » Apr 3, 2019
    ugh...my phone! *felt a little pressure*

    looking forward to seeing what else you all got and getting a look at these in real life!
     
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    by lovedogs » Apr 6, 2019
    My first piece is on the way! An 8mm round so I can check color and see what else I want him to cut :) hoping it can be a good side stone color for my faceted rainbow moonstone
     
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    by clumberlove » Apr 6, 2019
    Mine is also finished! Hopefully these videos work. I don't know why the quality is so low though.


     
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    @clumberlove what a wonderful finished stone! It's "cut corners", right? It's amazing!!!
     
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    by clumberlove » Apr 6, 2019
    Yes, it's cut corners. I'm really excited to see it in person! Then to decide how to set it. I was thinking just doing silver as this is supposed to be a "cheap" project :whistle:
     
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    by clumberlove » Apr 11, 2019
    I'm struggling waiting for mine to arrive still. It's now in Poland :eek2:
     
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    by lovedogs » Apr 11, 2019
    mine is in my mailbox and its taking all my willpower not to go get it (even though I'm at work!)
     
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    Oh no, how terribly tempting! At least I can't just pop down to Warsaw :lol-2:
     
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    I didn't realize all of my YAG ladies were international celebrities. :mrgreen2:
     
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  27. lovedogs
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    by lovedogs » Apr 12, 2019
    Oh my godddddd. This freaking stone is just outstanding. Bryce hit it out of the park and the material is insane.

    This is in kitchen/guest room lighting bc its nighttime here . Daylight pics tomorrow!

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    by bludiva » Apr 12, 2019
    yessss! i already regret selling my 2nd stone. :lol-2: but, trying to be a responsible adult.

    curious to see what light you think it looks best in, i saw mine light up in a couple of conditions which was cool. enjoy!
     
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    Adulting is overrated ;-)
     
  30. clumberlove
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    Oh my! It looks great even in artificial lighting :kiss2: Now I'm excited for daylight pics :mrgreen2:
     
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