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  • Trying to find a Jim Perkins article.

    Posted by wardmonterosso on February 7, 2016 at 9:51 am

    I have been trying to find an article Jim Perkins wrote in one of the newsletters. So far I haven’t found it. In the article he gave a design for darker Garnet. If anyone knows the newsletter it was in please let me know.

    Thanks, W@rd

    wardmonterosso replied 8 years, 5 months ago 4 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Alan Balmer

    February 10, 2016 at 6:01 pm

    Ward, the search bar at the upper left will search newsletters if you’re logged in as a member.

  • wardmonterosso

    February 11, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    Thanks Al,

    I tried that and went through many to no avail. For the life of me I don’t remember where his article was that had a design for darker Garnets.


  • Robin

    February 12, 2016 at 2:05 am

    I did a search on the Yahoo Group and it seems he had designed Robusto Brilliant for dark garnets and he had put a copy in his folder on the group. Upon looking through the files, it seems Jim removed his folder from the group.

    He has an ebook on CD that is called The Garnet Study that you might want to look into. Here’s his website:

    Good luck!


  • drsue

    February 12, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    The design “Robusto Brilliant” is still available via Ultratec if you Google ultratec robusto. But in that article, Jim does not suggest it for dark garnets. Another reference for a design for dark garnets mentioned his design, “Derek”, which is available online from Bob’s Rock Shop list of designs. A search of other internet sources quote him as saying the secret to dark garnet is to use a step cut pavilion.

    Let us know what you find out!

  • wardmonterosso

    February 12, 2016 at 11:34 pm

    Thank you all for the input. I have 1 darker Raspberry Rhodolite left in the 14 carat range I want to have a close friend try her hand at cutting. It is her birthstone and hope to have her cut it, with my oversight, and have it be even more extra special. I will probably be the one to do the final meetpoint polish to finish it for her.

    Thanks again, W@rd

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