First post Tucson Stone

28. March 2018 23:00

The first post Tucson stone is finally done. It has been a challenge learning to work with a lame right hand, but things are slowly improving.


The finished amethyst weighs 13.2 cts and is 14.6 mm wide. There is a little bit of color zoning, but it is not too obvious when the stone is face up. A set of concave facets on the pavilion and another set on the crown add some extra sparkle. Rough came from a parcel obtained last year from Farooq Hashmi.

Recovering

19. March 2018 06:02

Finally got to the point where I could do some post Tucson and broken wrist faceting. Probably a good thing I have a left mast Gem Master as the right hand is still lame and tied up a bit with a splint for the next few weeks until physical therapy gets me back more strength and range of motion.

The piece is a 15 mm. amethyst. Larger than I normally would have wanted as a test drive, but when I tried dopping a couple weeks ago, I could not manage the smaller stones at all.

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