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Recently cut frosted design by AB Facet Designs
« on: November 24, 2022, 08:10:06 PM »
Showing off a recently cut Andrew Brown Faceting Design frosted cut in Gladstone Tasmanian smoky quartz. 16.5mm diameter, 14.4ct. See Book 4 : https://facetingdesigns.com/book4/
First time I have tried a frosted cut, it was fun - something different, I think a slightly more saturated stone would have accentuated the frosting a little more - just a little more smokiness, but very happy with the final result.
Can you see the (slightly) hidden plant leaf?

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Re: Recently cut frosted design by AB Facet Designs
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2022, 08:29:06 AM »
Has anyone out there cut designs with frosted facets? Be interested to hear about your experiences and any advice etc.
I like the fact that frosted designs also give you the ability to create pictures with your faceting. I have some large opaque black spinels that I intend to cut a crown only, with a frosted design - will leave the pavilion flat to aid in stone setting.
I am looking at cutting "Butterfly Effect" next from the same Volume in slightly darker smoky quartz. Frosted deigns might be a good way of using up my clear but darker rough.

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Re: Recently cut frosted design by AB Facet Designs
« Reply #2 on: Today at 05:33:53 PM »
Butterfly effect is cut on the pavilion so might be better cut in lighter material. Of coarse you could just try flipping it making the pavilion the crown. leave all the crown (now pavilion) facets meet at a point without cutting a table. Or just really crank the pavilion angle down. It is a nice design.
I have done "Rockhound" which is a hound dog, the design was made with the pattern on the crown, I did that and reversed it on another stone, both came out well.
Have a go at Andrew's Elephant, woo hoo that is a real tricky one.

 

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