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Oregon Sunstone Rough
Oregon Sunstone Rough

 

Can you match the finished stones to the rough stones? OK, the green one is easy.  I'll give a clue - the largest rough stone is turned sideways. And, only one has no copper Schiller. So, that one's easy. What about the rest ?

Oregon Sunstone Faceted
Oregon Sunstone Faceted
Arizona Peridot Rough
Arizona Peridot Rough

 

 

 

I cut this large piece of Arizona Peridot into a 4.3 carat 10 mm x 8 mm emerald cut and then set the stone in this 14K yellow gold man's ring, for my uncle in Oklahoma.

Finished Arizona Peridot Gold Ring
Finished Arizona Peridot Gold Ring
scuffed tanzanite before repair
before repair

 

 

Here is a lovely purple-blue Tanzanite that was badly scratched.  A fellow jeweler pulled it out of his client's ring and sent it to me. See the difference after I re-cut and polished the crown without touching the pavilion or outline of the stone !

tanzanite after repair
after repair

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