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second stone...moonstone

Discussion in 'Colored Stones' started by Barrett, Aug 21, 2009.

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  1. Barrett
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    by Barrett » Aug 21, 2009
    Just finished my second stone..a moonstone 3.00ct.

    moon 1a.jpg
     
  2. Barrett
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  3. Barrett
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    by Barrett » Aug 21, 2009
    Wanted to use another good sized piece of rough so i could see the facets and meet points easily..had this piece of moonstone rough

    moon 1d.jpg
     
  4. Deia
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    by Deia » Aug 21, 2009
    That is absolutely awesome Amguy! Wish I could cut my own stones [​IMG]
     
  5. Fly Girl
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    by Fly Girl » Aug 21, 2009
    Love it, Amguy! [​IMG]

    I''m a huge moonstone fan. Are you keeping it, or will be see your offerings on eBay soon?
     
  6. packrat
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    by packrat » Aug 21, 2009
    Great job! Did this one seem a little easier than the 1st?
     
  7. kas baby
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    by kas baby » Aug 21, 2009
    mmmm... moonstone [​IMG] I LOVE it! looks good[​IMG]
     
  8. ma re
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    by ma re » Aug 21, 2009
    Waaay kewl[​IMG]
     
  9. Barrett
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    by Barrett » Aug 21, 2009
    thanks for the kind comments...maybe one day i will post some on ebay or sell some along the way...this one went a lot quicker than the last one but i had some trouble with my meet points from the crown to girdle..it''s all learning now so the more mistakes i make the better I become..now if i could just get that sphene here I might try one of those..thanks again for looking!
    jason
     
  10. Nomsdeplume
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    by Nomsdeplume » Aug 21, 2009
    I normally prefer moonstone cabs, but that''s gorgeous!
     
  11. chrono
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    by chrono » Aug 21, 2009
    Kribble,
    Me too. I prefer my moonstone cabbed since it has that look that’s perfect for being tumbled.
    Am Guy,
    Was this stone more difficult to handle than the amethyst? I think it looks great! Does faceting it seem to affect the sheen on this one?
     
  12. MakingTheGrade
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  13. Lovinggems
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    by Lovinggems » Aug 21, 2009
    Gorgeous, and a nice size too!
     
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  15. Barrett
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    by Barrett » Aug 22, 2009
    Yea I prefer my moonstones cabbed but i decided to facet one since i had rough sitting here..come to find out after reading up on faceted moonstones the recommended cut is the cushion so go figure that I cut a cushion. Although it is a white moonstone and not the best blue it still has that blueish adularescence when you tip and tilt the stone and also when the light hits the facets it flashes a goldish yellow color(only on the facets the light is hitting).
    Question: I have another piece of rough that is like 28 or 30cts. that i think i might attempt to cab on my laps...how high do you dome the stones? Is there a proportion to the base size and the dome or high side that you use?
     
  16. Gailey
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    by Gailey » Aug 22, 2009
    I like faceted moonstones, and I think you have done an awesome job Jason.
     
  17. loriken214
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    by loriken214 » Aug 22, 2009
    Awesome stone....I love it!!! [​IMG]

    Lori
     
  18. simplysplendid
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    by simplysplendid » Aug 23, 2009
    Great job again, amethyst guy! What are you planning for the third?
     
  19. SparkleSparkle
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    by SparkleSparkle » Aug 24, 2009
    Congratulations, it''s gorgeous! *putting faceted moonstone on my "want" list*
     
  20. Barrett
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    by Barrett » Aug 24, 2009
    I am doing my first trillion(one of my favs) as the third stone..it''s a bigger stone. "oro verde" quartz(irridated quartz)..I decided to try a big stone..i have no idea what the final weight will be since i am not familiar with cutting yet but it will be the biggest yet. I am polishing the pavilion right now and will soon transfer the stone which the part I dislike the most so far...no matter how good you are of how well you transfer the stone to cut the crown it always shirts or transfers slightly off from the pavilion which means you have to do adjusting to line things up...it gives me a little trouble. Here is a pic of it so far..you can see i have polished the facets in the middle and will do the outer ones later today

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  21. mariedtiger
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    by mariedtiger » Aug 24, 2009
    Jason, that is a beautiful stone! Wow, I haven''t been paying attention, off to look for the first one [​IMG]
     
  22. princessplease
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    by princessplease » Aug 25, 2009
    Oooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! SO pretty!
     
  23. Lovinggems
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    by Lovinggems » Aug 25, 2009
    Do keep posting more progress photos. I would like to give faceting a try someday.
     
  24. brandy_z28
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    by brandy_z28 » Aug 25, 2009
    Wow amethystguy! I really like that moonstone! [​IMG]
     
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