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Minerama finds 08
« on: November 22, 2008, 01:30:40 PM »
Just a couple of finds from Aussie Sapphire dumps last Minerama.
     beers Ted
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Re: Minerama finds 08
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2008, 10:00:58 PM »
WOW!!!!
Are the colours close to the mark as in the flesh?
Stunning.
When's the unveiling of 2 new gems?

Gee, wonder what I'd like for xmas? ;D
Merryn.
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Re: Minerama finds 08
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2008, 03:37:38 PM »
Hi Merryn,
   The colours of the rough finds are as close as I could get them. The orange zircon cut ruby red I use it as my signature photo. The blue sapphire should be cut as an oval something I need to practice first.
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Re: Minerama finds 08
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2008, 06:03:56 PM »
Very nice indeed.
Merryn.
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Re: Minerama finds 08
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2008, 04:07:11 PM »

 Love that Zircon, :-* well cut!
 Zircon cuts into such a great Gem,very under rated in the trade if used in the right Jewellery.
 Cheers Andrew

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Re: Minerama finds 08
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2009, 12:20:48 AM »
Hey Ted,
You need practice with the oval?
I thought you were an old pro at this faceting game. There's nothing wrong with your Avatar. Just how long have you been at it? ;)
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Re: Minerama finds 08
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2009, 12:31:31 AM »
About 6 years. Just haven't done ovals although have a 5 carat citrine on the dop at the moment trial oval  but have 100kg of honey to extract and a weeks painting around the house and er other current interests! ;)
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Re: Minerama finds 08
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2009, 12:34:49 AM »
Hehe, now that's a big honey pot. 8)
I'm sure you will succeed, with the oval that is and don't go straining anything.
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Re: Minerama finds 08
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2009, 09:35:02 AM »
Hi Ted and Merryn,

Just on for a short while like a few mins before going to get a goat.

Ted do you have a half decent pattern for an oval cut. I have used some designs for ovals from top designers and couldn't get a decent stone out of them, not sure why. I do my own in Gemcad by altering the scale of the SRB, and seems to work, thats what I did when I cut the smokey oval. Anyway have have attached a PDF of one in quarzt angles.

Hope this helps. If it does, let me know and will do one in Sapphire angles.

Take Care all,
Deb  ;D
Ron and I have an Appointment to do some Laps ;) ;D

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Re: Minerama finds 08
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2009, 10:53:51 AM »
Hi Deb,
 Whoa girl your racing ahead here, I have only roughed out the oval pavilion,doing 12 main oval brilliant from Evan Williams "Australian Facet Designs" adjusted for quartz angles.I will let you know how it works, but note my last post it will be 3 weeks before I get on with it .
 So thankyou for the offer but sit down, have a smoke and rest your sore back for 3 weeks.
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Re: Minerama finds 08
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2009, 11:53:16 AM »
Hi Ted,

3 weeks? Gee my pain only lasts 3 days if I take it easy and rest.

Just got back from picking up little (Billy) Goat, what a little cutie.

Not sure if I heard of a 12 main oval brilliant, Is it anything like umm what I am about to attach?

Take Care and don't get bee stung,
Deb  ;D
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Re: Minerama finds 08
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2009, 01:56:53 PM »
Hi Deb,
 No its quiet different, cuts breaks first then level girdle gives the oval outline. Can't post here as its copyright would get wacked  :-X, you might get an email tonight.Heard rumour you bent over in front of a billy goat and got bunted? :o
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Re: Minerama finds 08
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2009, 03:06:49 PM »
Hi Ted,

Your rumours only half true, I didn't get bunted but the dogs sure did, and when Billy met Booey our old angora goat well booey bunted Billy in the head. I just been hand feeding wee Billy some bamboo leaves  ;D
An email shhhhhh don't tell everyone you email me, they might think somthing suspect is going on  ;)

Be good,
Deb  ;D
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