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[Looking4] Tsavorite recutting service


#1

I have a customer that wants a heart shaped tsavorite, about 8mm. I
have a 6 mm trilliant that can be recut, but I need someone to do the
work quickly. The deadline is about 2 weeks from now. The customer
wants to propose before he leaves for Afganistan at the end of the
month. If anyone can help please contact me via orchid or privately
at

s_walker14806 at yahoo dot com

Thanks,
Stephen Walker


#2
I have a customer that wants a heart shaped tsavorite, about 8mm. I
have a 6 mm trilliant that can be recut, but I need someone to do
the work quickly. 

Please explain what I must be missing here. How can you stretch a 6
mm. trillion into an 8 mm. heart shape? It seems to me you’ll need to
start with a larger stone.

Rick Martin
www.artcutgems.com


#3

Hi Rick,

How can you stretch a 6 mm. trillion into an 8 mm. heart shape? It
seems to me you'll need to start with a larger stone. 

Don’t you have a stone stretcher? I looked at your website and it
looks like you have a pretty well equiped shop. All my carpenter
friends have board stretchers. But seriously. It was a typo. I am
looking for the largest heart I can get from the 6 mm trillion.

Thanks,
Steve Walker


#4
Don't you have a stone stretcher? I looked at your website and it
looks like you have a pretty well equiped shop. All my carpenter
friends have board stretchers. But seriously. It was a typo. I am
looking for the largest heart I can get from the 6 mm trillion. 

And as I replied to Steve, I used to have a stone stretcher but the
quantum transformer burned out and I can’t find a replacement. I
think its magic smoke ended up in the box with Schrodinger’s cat.

Thanks for having a sense of humor, Steve.

Rick Martin
www.artcutgems.com


#5

Hi Steve,

The final size of a heart shape that can be cut from a trillion
depends on a few different things. Most important is the geometry
and the symmetry of the trillion, especially the depth.

There are many dozens of ways to cut a trillion, some shallow, some
not. Also, I frequently see very non-symmetrical stones, with poor
facet meets, uneven girdles and off-center culets, mostly cut for
weight retention at the expense of brilliance.

To cut a proper heart of a chosen geometry means that all those
things must be corrected. They will cost size and weight.

In the end, without seeing the piece it is nearly impossible to make
an accurate estimate of what can be done. Keep in mind that
maintaining maximum diameter will usually be at the expense of
beauty. So, do you want a beautiful smaller stone or one slightly
larger, but lumpy stone?

Wayne