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  • Master Stone "Shining Beauty" – Preform?

    Posted by pierreleroux on April 19, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    Hi members,
    I would like some pointers on the cutting of this design: Is there a preform available for the design? I am not that experienced, and do not have a operating GemCad program to play around with.

    Furthermore: I ordered @Topaz@ from a dealer, only to find it marked as SC Topaz, so being corundum, I assume that is not eligible for the competition?

    Alan Balmer replied 7 years, 2 months ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Alan Balmer

    April 19, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    What is “SC Topaz”? If you ordered topaz and got something else, you should get a refund. Of course, if it’s not topaz, it’s not allowed for the Master’s stone.

    As for cutting suggestions, the only hint I can think of is to start by preforming to the specified L/W. This is a design intended for master-class cutters, and is expected to be difficult. Have you previously entered the Novice and Pre-master competitions?

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