Looking for a trim

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digginhard
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Looking for a trim

Postby digginhard » Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:38 pm

Gday everyone,the time has come for my first decent stone to be turned into a gem.Not sure on costs associated with cutting a stone but this one deserves the best it can get or I can afford.Got a load in Thailand but this one needs a little respect.Anybody here in Tasmania cutting for others? cheers

digginhard
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Re: Looking for a trim

Postby digginhard » Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:43 pm

Second from left on bottom line
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80+cts

warrenaw
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Re: Looking for a trim

Postby warrenaw » Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:25 am

Been to this show last year. There's several people who can cut stones in the Devonport Lapidary Club, AFAIK.
Not too long to wait till the 25th. Should be worth a try.

http://www.devonport.tas.gov.au/Events- ... neral-Fair

blisters
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Re: Looking for a trim

Postby blisters » Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:17 pm

Hi diggin. Phil Mason down in salamanca place @ Masons cuts and sets stones in his unique Portuguese style, but im not sure if he just cuts stones alone. Here's a sapphire that he cut and set in his style and i had our local wizz jeweler (KNUT) in st helens make up the matching diamond ring that accompanies it. There would have to others out there but you may need to approach a lap club to find them! Good luck.
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zzeehan
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Location: Hobart

Re: Looking for a trim

Postby zzeehan » Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:22 pm

Hi digginhard,
Great place Derby - wife, kids and I enjoy fossicking in the area whenever we can get up there, but haven't found much to speak of yet.
I am a facetor in training, so would not be confident to cut your pride and joy sapphire as pictured, at this stage. However, if you have a stone of comparable size but of lesser value, maybe a zircon or topaz or second-rate sapphire I would be willing to cut it for you for free to show you my abilities. Did you have a particular cut in mind?
Anyhow I am based in Hobart, so if you don't mind letting the apprentice cut your hair, PM me and we can go from there,
Cheers,
zzeehan

digginhard
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Re: Looking for a trim

Postby digginhard » Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:36 pm

Thanks for all the info guys.zzeehan I will be contacting you soon.cheers

zzeehan
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Re: Looking for a trim

Postby zzeehan » Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:10 pm

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aquamarine - opposed bar cut in progress
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My rig

zzeehan
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Re: Looking for a trim

Postby zzeehan » Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:14 am

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finished aqua - fairly included
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zircon in progress
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Completed zircon (cut is "Cornered" designed by Jeff Graham)

zzeehan
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Re: Looking for a trim

Postby zzeehan » Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:28 pm

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Australian topaz, slight pinkish tone, cut in progress.
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Finished 9.6ct topaz (cut is "White Asterism" designed by Jeff Graham)

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