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Tripz

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2 cut or not 2 cut?
« on: June 18, 2013, 12:40:04 PM »
Hello everyone,

Have been looking at these 2 Topaz of mine for quite a while. The question is would you cut them at this size they don`t land in the sieve that often.

The rear one is clear as a bell 230c and the front is 107c blue, any ideas everyone?  beers

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Re: 2 cut or not 2 cut?
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2013, 01:20:48 PM »
 It depends on what you want to do with them once cut. Either cut for maximum yeild or cut into smaller stones for earings etc. I would cut them for yeild and cut as large a stone as possible from each, always looks impressive.
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Re: 2 cut or not 2 cut?
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2013, 03:31:22 PM »
Always keeping in mind the loss of up to 30% in the cutting but big ones would make a big statement, I agree with Klingon.
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Re: 2 cut or not 2 cut?
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2013, 05:21:39 PM »
The other thing you could do or have done is carving :)

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Re: 2 cut or not 2 cut?
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2013, 05:25:58 PM »
Cut a very big stone.  :) If they had shown good crystal sides, I may have hesitated.  :-\

Cutting them is an incentive to find another big one or two.  ;D
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Re: 2 cut or not 2 cut?
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2013, 05:28:26 PM »
oo it's a toughie.......
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Re: 2 cut or not 2 cut?
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2013, 05:30:14 PM »
Go on ... cut it!
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Re: 2 cut or not 2 cut?
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2013, 05:37:41 PM »
Apparently size does matter, I agree that the bigger ones do look impressive, but they tend to be harder to use when making jewellery.  Hard decision, glad it's not me.

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Re: 2 cut or not 2 cut?
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2013, 08:09:57 PM »
I've got a big blue (205 carats) I found and will never cut it. It's awesome the way it is. So...... each to his own.

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Re: 2 cut or not 2 cut?
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2013, 08:11:58 PM »
I wouldn't cut unless I had a spare ....

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Re: 2 cut or not 2 cut?
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2013, 08:41:55 PM »
Couple of nice stones you have there. A really difficult decision. It is easy to say 'cut' when it is not your stone. I've got a nice big "blue" topaz still uncut. I always think I could never 'uncut' the stone once the decision was made. It is a nice brag piece as it is.

Happy decision making. BTW I say 'cut' (yes, I know I'm a hypocrite!)
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Re: 2 cut or not 2 cut?
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2013, 12:33:00 AM »
Cut them (maybe) ???

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Re: 2 cut or not 2 cut?
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2013, 07:17:30 AM »

Thanks for the replies everyone ;D I think Jamo summed it up in that you can never uncut it and like Wwoofa said time to go get a spare first, the 107 is cactus, but will hang onto the big one longer :)

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Re: 2 cut or not 2 cut?
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2013, 09:25:00 AM »
  i :)   
It is a hatd choice l have a couple of topaz l would nevet cut, they are unique  just as they are,   l would never chop up a big stone for lots of little ones cause there are lots of those in the world already.
I think you already know what you would like to do, they are beautiful and rare, well done on finding them.

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