It feels even longer than it probably has been, but at last I finally finished the baker's dozen stones that were dopped in preparation for the faceting demonstration the first weekend of August. Now that fall is just about here and the shows are over for a while, I hope to get back to a routine which has a lot more faceting time included.
Here is pictured one of the last off the dop - a 5.08 ct. lemon citrine which is 18.7 x 7.0 mm. and was another experiment with the fantasy machine tools I am still learning to use.
Pictured below are a few more stones started at a local club show as part of a faceting demonstration, and then eventually finished at home later. The previous set was from the show by the club to our north, so these are from the show put on by the club to the south.
The first is a 9.81 cts. lemon citrine that is 12.4 mm. across.
Next is a 6.12 cts. prasiolite quartz 11.6 mm. round. For this one, the crown was shaped into a dome before a few flat facets were placed on it.
And of course, I had to include hexagons. This lemon quartz gem is 12.2 mm. wide and weighs 7.16 cts.
This is another citrine at the other end of the color range. It is 2.39 cts. and 8.6 mm. across.
All of these gems have concave facets on the pavilion so really sparkle. And they are all from rough material obtained in February during my Tucson adventures.