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Portal2012 01-18-13 11:44 AM

Cutting an emerald
 
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Michael_E is cutting my 80 carat untreated Colombian emerald.
He's too busy faceting to post right now, I hope he doesn't mind me sharing this photo.

Icerocc 01-21-13 04:07 PM

Re: Cutting an emerald
 
Wow, thats the biggest emerald I've ever seen. Looks gorgeous!

Norman 01-28-13 06:40 PM

Re: Cutting an emerald
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Portal2012
Michael_E is cutting my 80 carat untreated Colombian emerald.
He's too busy faceting to post right now, I hope he doesn't mind me sharing this photo.


Nice...........post a few photos of the finished emeralds when you get them!


Norman

Portal2012 02-05-13 02:39 PM

Step 1
 
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This is where the experience of the lapidary artist is so important.

Portal2012 02-05-13 02:47 PM

And another cut planned:
 
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Patience is a virtue. I hope that Michael_E gets round to faceting very soon.

Portal2012 03-16-13 10:38 PM

Two polished gemstones
 
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One square cut, one rectangular cut. Total weight about 4.5 carats.

irish 03-18-13 01:20 AM

Re: Two polished gemstones
 
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Originally Posted by Portal2012
One square cut, one rectangular cut. Total weight about 4.5 carats.

Wow Portal those look so bright. Very pretty!
Irish :shades:

Portal2012 03-18-13 08:56 AM

Cutting emeralds
 
The fact is that emeralds are usually cut to maximize carat weight rather than to maximize sparkle. Our friend Michael Edgett and I have partnered to change that paradigm. In addition, no treatments are being used to mask the stone's blemishes, inclusions or cracks. I'll post more photos and details of the entire process once I have these newborn gemstones in my possession.

rodentman 03-18-13 02:51 PM

Re: Cutting an emerald
 
Looks like you'll have a very nice outcome!

Portal2012 03-26-13 11:01 PM

The Final Four
 
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Total weight, nine carats. Many thanks to Michael Edgett for undertaking and photographing this lapidary project.

irish 04-03-13 12:27 AM

Re: The Final Four
 
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Originally Posted by Portal2012
Total weight, nine carats. Many thanks to Michael Edgett for undertaking and photographing this lapidary project.
Hi Portal- they really turned out lovely. are you going to set any of these beauties into jewelry?
Irish :shades:

Portal2012 04-04-13 05:08 PM

Jewelry plans
 
The matched rectangles will make a spectacular pair of earrings. The princess cut will make a nice ring, and the other rectangle will become a pendant. I'll post these creations when they are finished. As always, the cut stones show up much better in person than in photographs. These gemstones have some carbon inclusions (beauty marks), but Michael's precision faceting has given them plenty of bling/flash/fire. No treatment of any kind used here.


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