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LAPIDARY => Gemstone Faceting => Topic started by: fossickeract on November 18, 2021, 12:55:14 AM

Title: Torrington Citrine
Post by: fossickeract on November 18, 2021, 12:55:14 AM
 Just finished a Torrington Citrine pics in Gallery. The pavilion has a radiating pattern of frosted edged facets and the crown has 4 windows to multiply the effect. Thankyou to Makky Brown for designing and optimising the crown for me. I think it worked fine.                                                                                       beers Ted
Title: Re: Torrington Citrine
Post by: Scratches on November 18, 2021, 09:18:59 AM
A really interesting pattern - adds to new dimension to the gem .
Congratulations
John
Title: Re: Torrington Citrine
Post by: MakkyBrown on November 18, 2021, 09:41:21 AM
Turned out nice Ted.   beers
Title: Re: Torrington Citrine
Post by: RoughCreations on November 18, 2021, 09:43:22 AM
Just finished a Torrington Citrine pics in Gallery. The pavilion has a radiating pattern of frosted edged facets and the crown has 4 windows to multiply the effect. Thankyou to Makky Brown for designing and optimising the crown for me. I think it worked fine.                                                                                       beers Ted
(https://aussielapidaryforum.com/forum/gallery/9/medium_5-181121004421.jpeg) (https://aussielapidaryforum.com/forum/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=9755)

Love a well-cut citrine!
Stunning!
(added link to gallery item for thread)
Title: Re: Torrington Citrine
Post by: fossickeract on November 18, 2021, 10:35:22 AM
 Thankyou for all the nice comments and the linking. :) I like natural citrine to me yellow quartz. In other forums and facebook I have seen some odd comments regarding citrine. US gemologists claiming all citrine these days is artificial heated amethyst, then the claim if it isn't heated amethyst its smokey quartz not citrine. Hmm I think any quartz smokey,milky, clear or amethyst can be heated naturally in deep leads in the presence of iron rich waters giving yellow quartz citrine. The colour may not be uniform have found golden citrine from Stannifer can go clear as facets are cut, while pale citrine from Powelltown goes golden yellow. Plenty of natural citrine in NE Vic and the New England to be found.  beers Ted
Title: Re: Torrington Citrine
Post by: Faceting Frank on November 18, 2021, 11:19:22 AM
Looks great. Cut stones with frosted facets before, but not with frosted facet edges. So when I get my current stones finished, will have a go at cutting one.
Title: Re: Torrington Citrine
Post by: MALACHI on November 18, 2021, 04:21:12 PM
Excellent result Ted. I always find Citrine a great stone to facet.It rarely disappoints!  ;)



Title: Re: Torrington Citrine
Post by: Jimnyjerry on November 18, 2021, 06:24:18 PM
Great cut Ted.  Well done  beers
Title: Re: Torrington Citrine
Post by: RoughCreations on November 19, 2021, 09:13:41 AM
Thankyou for all the nice comments and the linking. :) I like natural citrine to me yellow quartz. In other forums and facebook I have seen some odd comments regarding citrine. US gemologists claiming all citrine these days is artificial heated amethyst, then the claim if it isn't heated amethyst its smokey quartz not citrine. Hmm I think any quartz smokey,milky, clear or amethyst can be heated naturally in deep leads in the presence of iron rich waters giving yellow quartz citrine. The colour may not be uniform have found golden citrine from Stannifer can go clear as facets are cut, while pale citrine from Powelltown goes golden yellow. Plenty of natural citrine in NE Vic and the New England to be found.  beers Ted
There's lots of nice natural citrine from the NE of Tasmania with colour tones similar to yours. The heated artificial citrine is usually pretty obvious, the yellows produced are often very bright and garish. My feeling is that the colours in the continuum citrine -> smoky quartz are probably more related to natural radiation associated with the parent granitic magma, rather than natural heating or temperature per se. It is interesting that the controls of colour in quartz are very hard to scientifically prove.
RC
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