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Drif

Rough_Rock
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Jan 30, 2015
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I've been playing around with some new cuts. They are cut to focus light in certain patterns and use reflectors instead of tables. The images are taken with around 10-15x (my digital microscope has a dial without markings) or with my phone and the messy desk cropped out so be nice ...

What do you folks think?

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I did post some of these in a wrong forum (Sorry PS)

I'm a collector with a cutting hobby. None of these are for sale.

Thanks
 

Arcadian

Ideal_Rock
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Interesting! I can barely cut food much less gemstones :lol: But I'd be interesting as to how you came up with your design :)
 

Drif

Rough_Rock
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Jan 30, 2015
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Hahaha, I can barely cut food either.

Pretty much three different ways to get these designs...

1. Most often, recently: I sit with a blank page in a composite notebook, keep the angles within certain parameters (critical angle and such) and start cutting out inclusions. Then I turn the pattern symetrical. Yes, this is sometimes wasteful, but it's fun for me and it's my rough. muhahaha. Joking aside, I keep track of every cut in the notebook and have tweeked them over time.

2. Sometimes, normally if I paid a bunch for the stone, I'll follow a pattern from the web. Sometimes I mess up those patterns and then 'build' that through multiple iterations.

3. This is new to me but where I'm heading:
A. Look at the color
B. Match the color to sound wavelengths through music theory
C. Find a sympathetic wavelength in the visible light spectrum
D. Cut a pattern that matches the resonance frequency of that pattern

It turned out pretty nice in the red gem above. I can't wait to cut some more with this pattern.
 
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