Facet rough purchased from Colorado Rocks and miner Amanda Adkins
7mm Triangle Split Barion
I don’t believe in photo enhancing the colors of gems I post, and yet my camera doesn’t capture the pink/peach of this stone. In re-evaluating the color I must call this a Champagne color with slight pink undertones
Experimental Cut using Willie Klaja’s “Polar Nights” design. Originally was going to perform this cut in CZ, but had a small leftover piece of Smokey Quartz I purchased from Amanda Adkins so I decided to use it
All Sunday afternoon, bits and pieces of time on Monday, late Wednesday, and the Table completed Thursday evening JUST in time to take to the NJ/NY Gem Show.
Bandit design byWillie Klaja with a cool dark zone running through the gem. Much study and careful consideration as to how to best use this piece from nature. Attached is a collage of the process all the way to the finished stone and the discovery of a terrible chip on the girdle that works itself down into the pavilion. Won’t be offered at the show, but I’m taking it to show Amanda Adkins anyway. It’s an interesting stone, and I will attempt to re-cut it into another shape once my mood is better..
Pictures of the pavilion preformed in and polished. It is now in the transfer jig and I would work on the crown tomorrow except “Prospectors” on the Weather Channel debuts tomorrow night at 9pm EST.
What appear to be chips on this stone are actually reflections coming up from the pavilion. This is one of those stones that makes me excited because it’s already a sparkler and it’s still on the pavilion dop. It looks like a Smokey here but in person it’s golden. Stay tuned!