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Recently cut gems (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: November 28, 2022, 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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Re: Recently cut frosted design by AB Facet Designs
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2022, 09:45:54 AM »
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.

Hadn't thought of flipping the pavilion for the crown, yes, would have to avoid the sharp point at the 'top' that would be easily damaged in jewellery usage.
Where is the "Rockhound" design from?

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Re: Recently cut frosted design by AB Facet Designs
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2022, 11:24:50 AM »
Here you go, this is Ryans design, if you want to cut it just give him a shout, he was quite happy to send it to me.

https://www.reddit.com/r/jewelers/comments/q63ach/designed_and_cut_a_dog_into_a_gemstone_very_proud/

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Re: Recently cut frosted design by AB Facet Designs
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2023, 09:19:14 AM »
And another frosted design.
"Butterfly Effect"
15.6mm square
21.8ct
very light coloured smoky quartz
bottom wings slightly overcut - actually it's an exact copy of a rare butterfly only found sitting on cushion plants located on isolated peaks on the West Coast of Tasmania.

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Re: Recently cut frosted design by AB Facet Designs
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2023, 09:50:35 AM »
Nice job RC! No judgement on the overcuts, I think we've all been there! Just for your info, I'm operational again with a $35 speed controller ordered over ebay. No reversing switch at the moment but one on the way. Finished my first stone yesterday after a hiatus of 16 months.
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Re: Recently cut frosted design by AB Facet Designs
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2023, 12:01:27 PM »
Good to hear you're back cutting again. Sometimes a little break means you come back with an extra keen attitude. The next step for me machine-wise is to finally install my 12V replacement motor and PWM speed controller I have had sitting on my shelf. Your solution looks pretty neat I must say.

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Re: Recently cut design by AB Facet Designs
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2023, 10:39:11 AM »
Smoky quartz from Gladstone Tasmania cut in a design by Andrew Brown called 'Glitter Bar' (Volume 4).
13.5ct
20mm x 10mm x 9mm
This is an opposed bar style cut, the result has very good performance, even along the long-axis. It has 6 keel facets, which is a little unusual, often there is an odd number. I like the little sets of edge facets on the short ends of the crown, gives a nice finish.
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Re: Recently cut gems by AB Facet Design
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2023, 09:34:54 AM »
Beautiful cutting RC.

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Re: Recently cut gems by AB Facet Design
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2023, 02:32:19 PM »
I love our local Smokey, beautiful job on these and adore the butterfly.
I say RC, while having my getting sidetracked moment the other day..aka ooo looky another link to follow... the chap where your gems are available mentioned he's shutting up shop(now happened by the time I read it)... so will someone else be taking over the reins or is Zeehan rock shop indeed closed for good?
Keep em comin!!!

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Re: Recently cut gems by AB Facet Design
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2023, 06:24:10 PM »
I haven't contacted Richard at the Zeehan Rock Shop for a while, he has been talking about closing up shop in Zeehan for some time now, last time I spoke, he was intending to open a similar business in Tullah instead, but it sounds like this is not the case, and it's kind of permanent. I will contact him and get an update on his plans,
Cheers,
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Re: Recently cut gems by AB Facet Design
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2023, 06:28:36 PM »
Beautiful cutting RC.
Thanks, and thanks also for the great design.
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Re: Recently cut gems by AB Facet Design
« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2023, 06:30:45 PM »
needed methinks. 👍
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Re: Recently cut gems by AB Facet Design
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2023, 06:43:22 PM »
I love our local Smokey, beautiful job on these and adore the butterfly.
Thanks, yes I am very happy with the Butterfly, I will definitely do more of these frosted designs. I scored some really nice light coloured Gladstone citrine a few days ago for my collection which should work well with a frost or two.
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